Light Weights vs Heavy Weights for Muscle Growth


Conventional wisdom has us remain convinced that high reps and light weights constructs muscle endurance and induces little contribution to gains in muscle mass. However, is this a valid perspective? Well, to determine if heavy and light weight training cause different effects, we need to look at the research. After reviewing the research out there, it seems that using heavy or light weights actually doesn’t matter much in terms of hypertrophy. Study show that muscle growth tends to be equal despite use light weights or heavy weights( high rep vs low rep ). But this is only true when going to near failure, and one benefit of lifting heavy weights is the better strength gains you see when compared to light weights. Based on this, as you’ll are presented in my video, your best bet is to incorporate high reps with light weights AND low reps with heavy weights into your workout. This will enable you to target both metabolic stress and mechanical tension; both are important the system of muscle growth.

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