Why Counting Reps Isn’t Always An Accurate Measure Of Progress

Try this experiment. Perform 10 push ups or squats as fast as possible. Now try performing 5 push ups or squats at a slow cadence. 5 seconds down, 2 seconds pause, 5 seconds up.

As you will probably discover more reps does not always equal more work.

It’s worth keeping this in mind as you try to beat your previous workout scores.

Speeding up the rate at which you perform an exercise (in order to get more repetitions) is not necessarily a sign of progress.