I see all the time where people say lift as heavy as you can but isn't that a fine line...its seems like when i back the weight down a LITTLE and concentrate on the muscle i get better results.
Depends on form and intensity.
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Periodization as well as eccentric or concentric work play a big role in the working load.
i think it's important to first master proper form with different exercises before packin on the plates so to speak. once you train your stabilizer muscles to handle heavier weights and perfect your form a little, then you can start loading on the weight. when you lift heavier weight with good form, you make gains. otherwise you look like a dumbass and risk hurting yourself.
particular to this question, however, i think people are under a fallacy that bodybuilding is about lifting heavy weights. this is powerlifting, not bodybuilding. bodybuilding is about meticulously developing each muscle group to create a contest-winning physique. oftentimes, there is a powerlifitng aspect to this during the OFF-season; however, most of the time you will simply want to stimulate muscle growth by acheiving a good contraction and holding it during sets. diet is also very key to this sport. heavy weights are not really an essential element of bodybuilding. but if you must go heavy be sure to have good form.
Rep on that post beebab... I have to agree with you 100%
Thats one of the things I like about the SAIS program, it hits each area with something in the 3 sets of 6 range, 2 sets of 10 range, and 1 set of 20 range, so you get a nice mix of everything
I like a 12,10,8,6,4 pyramid. It also hits the different types of fibers in one workout.
Proper form, speed of the lift, intensity is all that matters.
3sec rep down, 2 sec rep up for a complete set of 8-10 should be your measuring point - no matter what the weight. If people can't use that tempo, as an average,their using too much weight.
I think its funny when the badasses walk in,and you can spot them right away.They just have this look like im the **** and get ready to watch me set world records.Some of them warm up(if at all)with weight thats too heavy for them,and it's obvious.They usually grunt/scream and have huge lat syndrome.It used to kind of bother me when they would be doing the same lift as me(im sure most here know what i mean)but now i just kind of enjoy it.I think no one would ever guess you worked out but everyone knows i work out........so fuq i went back and edited this because this site turned my **** into ****,do they do this some times?lets see **** you you ****ing ****
well i guess they dobut this is completely fine?
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and its also not for 2 inch range of motion. God I hate that on the leg press, when some guy with thighs the size of my calves loads all the plates he can fit on the leg press, then huffing and puffing cranks out 6 reps with so little range of motion he doesn't need to unlock the sled.
I sq ass to grass and get comments and stares all the time.I dont know if it's worse to see guys with too much weight doing partial sq's,or guys with not enough weight doing partial reps.Their whole wo looks like a half assed warm up.Theirs only one person at my gym that i've seen doing deep sq's,it's a liitle small petite perky milf.I just want to lay underneath.................... .......now it's time for some porn