I know its a long article but it states that if you could only pick one type of workout during a cut, it should be high weight / low rep routine in order to keep muscle mass.
This is talking about a drug-free lifter that would have to worry about muscle loss during the cut.
A lifter on gear would have a higher recovery and also higher test would keep his muscle mass which is why Im thinking the higher rep workouts are better for this type of lifter.
I like the fact of the extra cal burn from higher reps but also want to keep my muscle mass that was built on low rep / high weight workouts.
Also, I am asking this from purely a training standpoint. If total cal in/out and macros were exactly the same with both routines.
1. Cant you build muscle drug-free on a higher rep/low weight workout anyway? If so, isnt it contradicting the article?
2. I am wondering why you wouldnt be able to keep muscle mass with high rep/ low weight instead as long as calories werent really low.
3. Doesnt your body only know total workload?
3x5 on 300lbs = 4500lbs of weight moved
3x15 on 100lbs = 4500lbs of weight moved
Is this train of thinking wrong and why?