Is it possible to bulk up using the opposite approach of lower reps and higher weight with higher reps and lower weight and just break down the muscle that way? Does it matter how the muscle gets broken down just as long as it does?
I believe that you may be under a misconception. Bulking is relative to your diet. If you are in surplus you will be gaining weight.
There are various approaches to training that operate somewhat regardless of your diet. Low rep and heavy weights are usually more geared for strength training. Low(er) weight and higher reps is a hypertrophy training. Most used a TUT approach when using this method. Both stimulate different muscle fibers resulting in different response and result. Size is usually achieved with a hypertrophy and strength with strength geared training. Some use a hybrid of both with some very good results.
Being that this IS Bobo's Training Forum he is likely able to provide you some further detailed reply. He usually has more technical terminology that comes with his greater knowledge and experience.
...and?Originally Posted by bert4332does that mean what I think it means?nt
Last edited by David Dunn; 01-02-2006 at 06:58 AM.
It means I've been a client for cutting and now a client for bulking. Through the clown's tutoridge, I can cut down in the single digits on my own. Now I have to learn to bulk the proper way. It would just be easier on my old ass if I could lighten the weight to get the same results. But I'm not sure it would work that way.
that was obvious but not sure the purpose of the statement. Whatever.Originally Posted by bert4332TUT training is an effective training method using lower weights and higher reps. It incorporates a slower eccentric phase, up to 3-4 seconds per rep. It is very conducive to hypertrophy. So if you are bulking (eg: caloric surplus) it can be very effective.It would just be easier on my old ass if I could lighten the weight to get the same results. But I'm not sure it would work that way.