High reps, low weights will get you stronger?

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  1. Voltaire

    Voltaire New Member

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    I've heard this from a few people at the gym.

    btw, what do you guys consider low weight? I've been lifting 25 lb 200x, in sets of 50s (bicep curls).
     
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    IT works different type of twitch fibers. You want low rep high weight for maximum strength/mass.

    edit: I just read your second line :hsugh:
     
  3. Voltaire

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    What's wrong with second line? details? Lifting too little?

    I'm 18 with history of minor back pain, so I don't want to over do it.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    stick to a weight you can do for 8 - 12 reps as a beginner. Avoid anyting that HURTS you back, but I wouldn't neglect it.

    Go and see a physiotherapist before commencing serious training.
     
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    Okay man, seriously. You've made like 5 posts asking about some of the most common workout myths, you should really read the noob stickies.

    I can't tell if you're just joking though, because there are a lot of people who do honestly believe all those myths, so if you're joking then :rofl:, but if you're dead serious then go read the noob stickies.
     
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    I'm serious about all my questions :hs:. I really appreciate the info you guys are giving me, though :) I'll go read the stickies.
     
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    50 reps is too much, use a weight you can do for 12-15, periodically 5-8 reps.
     
  11. AaronOC

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    your bi's must be like big rons :eek5:
     
  12. Neo95gt

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    200 reps?? omfg
     
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    Whooooooooah, less reps more weight guy!
    I stick generally to sets between 5-12...the only way to get STRONG is to lift heavy. You lift light like that, you're only going to increase your muscle's endurance. What is your main goal with lifting?
     
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    i fucking love this thread.
     
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    i'm doing german volume training and seeing good size gains, basically 4 exercises. 2 of those are done 10x10 and 2 of them are more acessory work and done 3x10-12.

    i've put on ~17lb in 2.5 months or so and dropped body fat. :dunno:
     
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    there's a big difference between 10 rep sets and 50 rep sets
     
  17. Skeletor

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    additionally it doesn't answer the question of whether he's becoming stronger or not. I think with 10 rep sets you obviously would to a certain extent, but it's not the most effective method.
     
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    :roflw:
     
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    200 reps? geez luweez
     
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  22. kronik85

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    never said that it was the most effective method for strength. it is very effective for size. and hypertrophy. but i know i'm missing out on max motor unit recruitment.

    as for the diff between 10 reps and 50 reps, i wasn't defending his 200rep sets or whatever the hell he's doing. just stating my own results with high volume work.
     
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