We like round numbers. Ten reps? Great. But there is nothing magical about ten. I know; I’ve tried to do magic with it and nothing happens. In fact, when we constantly do ten reps of a particular exercise, we are training ourselves to do… ten reps, no more, no fewer.
The body responds to change. That is where the growth happens. Just for fun, try sets of eleven reps. Every once in a while, do as many reps as you possibly can. Maybe even increase the weight so that seven reps is the maximum, or three, or even one. The body likes it.
The brain does, too. We can all count to ten on autopilot. Let’s wake up our minds as well!