Heavy vs light

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  1. Heavy vs light


    Some of my buddy's have been steering away from the heavy weights and doing very high reps light weight they claim to be making gains. Does anyone else out there have any experience with this kind of routine?


  2. Diet dictates "gains" while lifting dictates strength. I switch from 4-6 reps to 10-15 pretty regularly. Keeps me from plateauing.
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  3. At what pace do they do the light weights? Perhaps with the higher reps they are spending more time under tension? This can encourage growth.
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  4. Their doing reps fast but not so fast as to have poor form and reps of 50 to 100

  5. Wow that is lighter than i thought. But that to me sounds like they are spending a lot of time under tension. Ive found 40 second sets are good for me if use this method. However when i do i only do slow 8 reps over this time so i can use heavier weight.
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  6. Do your friends realise that there is more than one type of muscle fiber in the body? If theyr doing high reps over high speeds chnaces are theyr going to activate type 1 muscle fibers (endurance) which will limit growth.

    How new are they too lifting?

  7. They have all been training for quite a while but they have been talking to a local trainer who insists you can make gains with this routine

  8. They definately wont be the next arnold with that approach.

  9. I don't think 50 reps plus is necessary, every 4th week i do a deload week and do around 20 reps with a lighter weight, 50 plus is way overkill in my opinion and will just wear your joints out
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  10. Yeah I just wondered if anyone else had heard of this I questioned it when it was suggested

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    They definately wont be the next arnold with that approach.
    No joke.
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  12. Naturally you have to build a body they have many ideas.In every day you eat egg in every morning time period.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by abbey sha
    Naturally you have to build a body they have many ideas.In every day you eat egg in every morning time period.
    Wtf? ?
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  14. Jail house workouts.

    Anyhow, going to failure, even at 50-100 reps, should activate both fast and slow twitch muscle fibers, just not as effectively as low rep workouts.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    They definately wont be the next arnold with that approach.
    I'd wager that they won't be the next arnold regardless of their approach... And not everyone wants to be

    Quote Originally Posted by dmax79 View Post
    They have all been training for quite a while but they have been talking to a local trainer who insists you can make gains with this routine
    you can make gains with any routine. You do have some sets of issues with any routine, and I wouldn't want to stick to all exercises being in that sort of range long term, but having one or two exercises be that way even the primary compounds for a while wouldnt' be bad

  16. Some time your body was comes into low condition this time you will do some exercise only.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by abbey sha View Post
    Some time your body was comes into low condition this time you will do some exercise only.
    Your comments make no sense what so ever lol.

  18. minimum 75% of 1RM is the standard for myself

  19. The natural bodybuilding was very important.Then only the body can be comes into long life.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by tyga tyga View Post
    Diet dictates "gains" while lifting dictates strength. I switch from 4-6 reps to 10-15 pretty regularly. Keeps me from plateauing.
    this is exactly the routine i do when i getting ready to compete i start going heavy 3-6, in off season i go light 10-15 reps.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by abbey sha
    The natural bodybuilding was very important.Then only the body can be comes into long life.
    This guy cracks me up....he must be drunk or something!haha

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Tonycfh View Post
    This guy cracks me up....he must be drunk or something!haha
    lmao

  23. Both light and heavy sets should be used.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Tonycfh

    This guy cracks me up....he must be drunk or something!haha
    He's not as think as you drunk he is.
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by pyrobatt

    He's not as think as you drunk he is.
    HAHA
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