Light Weights vs Heavy Weights for Muscle Growth

Conventional wisdom has us convinced that high reps and light weights builds muscle endurance…


28 thoughts on “Light Weights vs Heavy Weights for Muscle Growth

  1. I have been told that your body doesn’t really know the difference between your on rep max and the 100th rep of your 100 rep max. I also believe that heavy lifting is a skill so the more time you focus on that skill the better your body gets at it. It all comes down to your specific goals and your schedule.

  2. I have no idea all the lingo used so that makes it a little hard to understand this…. but I guess it is a good video for those who know the lingo terms used and what weight numbers to use.. for a total newbie this does not mean much…

  3. Training heavy has the massive downside of destroying your body as you age so if u are serious and want to lift long term lift light to failure stop taking the easy route of heavy reps

  4. Which means when you lift a sheet of paper for 1000reps you gain muscles too 🤣😂. Heaven weight stimulate muscles (protein) growth no doubt about it. Light weight high reps stimulate mitochondrial synthesise (endurance).
    WORK TOWARDS LIFTING HEAVY AND GROW BIG … f*k fake research !!!

  5. Fascinating. Using heavier weights gives you faster workouts, less pain, and more burst strength. That said, lighter weights are less likely to injur you.

  6. Lift heavy (4-6 reps) on compound excercises like squats, deadlifts, bench press. Lift light (8-15 reps) on isolation excercises like cable flies, bicep/triceps curls, calf raises, butterflies

  7. Thanks. This helps in the long standing argument in the fitness field on heavy vs light weights. Obviously too light of weights is counter productive. I like to do something in between 50-75% range of my maximum. Since I care more about looking an Apollo as opposed to Hercules.

  8. You have 3.5m subs. Well if you get this. How should I start lifting. Quick rundown Acoma 15 months eight surgeries after that went from solid 222 a flabby to 65 now down to 245 but still have no shape I don’t know how to get it back and I don’t remember how to lift I have a Trumatic brain injury I don’t remember half my life. Need some help. To scary to ask anyone at the gym. I have a bit of social Anxiety

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