Heavy Vs Light Weights

Heavy Vs Light Weights


100 Replies to “Heavy Vs Light Weights”

  1. Remember folks, 'don't be a Fezwick!' 😂Hope you all liked that, skip the intro if you just want the straight facts.

  2. I do heavy lifts low reps in week 1 then high reps less weight in week 2! But i have to admit heavy week is more satisfying for me!

  3. since muscles have both fast and slow twitch fibers, both low (5-1O) and high (10+) need to be used for maximum growth….its that simple

  4. One point is that failure with a heavy weight can come fairly quickly, resulting in a last gasp and then giving up. But with a lower weight, your failure is more refined – your last rep is more doable, you can exert more effort, the fail takes longer because you can keep pushing through it, you can "fail better." Could that be a source of true muscle growth, rather than just storing glycogen?

  5. So do high reps with heavy weight and go to failure… I like this type of lifting… I also like to superset, heavy weight, high rep, to failure!

  6. This is nice, but it overcomplicates things a bit. If you want to gain size, it's the same as it's always been.
    6 to 8 reps, 5 to 6 sets (after warmup) , progressing load, go to failure.
    3 to 5 different exercises per body part.
    Eat your face off. Rest. Repeat.
    Hit every body part 2x/wk.
    It's not rocket surgery.

  7. It appears that this approach to weight lifting is sound, work both heavy and lighter to muscle failure intermittently. However, being over 50 means for me moderate weights, good form, with full range of motion to keep the chance of injury to a minimum. Us old guys seek muscle tone and health balance. Weight lifting and a low carb diet with I/F and P/F can help you from looking and feeling old.

  8. 4:46 >65% and <60% almost overlap…

    and if the are biases so that the sample in group 1 is skewed toward 65% and the one in group 2 is skewed towards 60%, there will be no difference.

    This is huge flaw.

    Let me finish the video…

  9. that's why i use a muscle confusion system, i alternate between 8-10 reps one day, and cut downs another time, but the key is reach failure, quality over quantity. when i see someone doing 5 sets of 10 with low weight and effort, and taking 3 min rest in between, i just shake my head. they wasting their time with the jane fonda routine… but that's mostly the posers that go to the gym to be seen, and not to workout. the ones dressed in the skimpy outfits and muscle shirts. i feel like telling some of the guys, "you should have some muscles before you wear that muscle shirt…"

  10. I find with low reps heavier weights you get stronger over a short period but form goes so easily which can lead to injuries. High reps with lighter weights easier to maintain form, You literally blow up size wise but its very difficult to go up in weights. Low reps 1-4 reps X 3. High reps 5-10 x 3

  11. The key to it is correct form, slowing the reps down, and minimal rest between sets. It's harder to maintain good form with really heavy weights.

  12. I use 6 weeks of light weights of 5 sets of 20 reps for each exercise. Then the next 6 weeks I use 3 sets of 5 to 8 reps. Then I switch back to 5 sets of 20 reps. I gain the most this routine

  13. Heavy is also a relative term. 100's was probably like 10 reps for you easily. But to feswick its an insane amount of weight

  14. You can focus more on the same muscle fibers with light weight. And heavy may recrute others to Help in a different muscle

  15. It’s not as complicated as the video acts… lift lighter weights and do more reps if you want to become more toned. Lift heavier weights if you want to build strength. (Because obviously you have to lift heavier to build strength.)

  16. The frustrating thing to me lately has been the inconsistency in strength from night to night. I.E. the other night I decided I was getting very tired of not seeing any additional growth using 50 lb dumbbells in each hand and doing 5 sets of 8 to 10 reps each – certainly, it's gotten much easier than 3 months ago when I started (before then, I HAD lifted that weight before but had not been actually working out in about 2-3 years so I'd lost a lot of muscle and strength and by the time I started again I initially was ok doing 1 set of 8 then by the second set I was struggling to get to 5 and then by the third I was getting 3 or 4) – now, I can pretty easily do 5 or 6 sets with 10 reps on the 50's so yeah, I figured that must be why I am not seeing any more growth despite loading on the protein every day and trying to eat well (perhaps I don't take in enough carbs though, because I am afraid of gaining fat with the muscle).

    SO I decided to try something I'd never done before: going above 50 on the dumbbells. As it turns out my apartment's gym only goes up to 50 but they do have a machine that, based on testing, pretty well approximates the feel of lifting the 50's which to me says it is fairly accurate in terms of actual resistance. This machine goes up to 105 on each side. So I decided 55 seemed too small of an increase, why not take a jump and see what I can and can't do right now. I tried 60 and I was able to do it with some strain and fairly poor form, but it wasn't a 1 time maximum, so I decided to go for 70. That one I could feel I was just barely hovering around my maximum even though I was able to do 5 reps on the 60's. So I tried 65's and found that to be about right without over-stressing myself that much right away since I had never done curls of that weight before (benchpress, yes – I'd done benches in excess of 220 before but never curls).

    And the 65's didn't seem that bad. On the first night. I usually do arms and chest every other night (is that too often? I could never be sure) for about an hour (I'm not training to be a bodybuilder – I just want to be in the best shape of my life and get bigger than I was before) – the second time it wasn't too bad but felt a little harder and last night I started with 60's after doing my usual warmup of 50 pullups (not consecutively – usually 10 at a time – I weigh about 185-190 it's a fair amount to pull up for right now considering a year ago I wasn't able to do more than 2 or 3 at a time) …but THiS time the 60's – not even the 65's – were a massive struggle to do even once and I could feel some aching in my forearms near the elbows as I tried to do the first curl – and I failed out before I could even get it all the way up. Tried again after psyching myself up a bit and got it once for each arm but WTF happened? 2 nights earlier I was able to do 5 or 6 with each arm and last night barely ONE rep! I hope I didn't pull something in my arm and it's just a matter of giving my muscles a chance to recover longer than 1 day between?

    The goal here is 2-fold: to get to the 200 lb mark without fat gain (I hadn't been working out as I said for over 2 years and had barely been eating 700-900 calories a day for a while, and at 6'2" my body weight dropped to 180 lbs before I started increasing my caloric intake and lifting again a few months ago) – I feel 200 – 210 is a good weight for my height if I can get good gains if I'm 180 when I'm nearly skeletal….and goal 2 is to increase my strength in some measurable way e.g. I know my 1-arm curls are around 60-70 lbs for the upper range and I want to increase that to closer to 100 if I can, or, more difficult (since we don't have a bench press at all in my apartment's gym so I'm relegated to using the machine to approximate the motion and use 50 lb dumbbells to do presses, which by the way is way too easy if I'm getting 25 reps out of them before stopping) ….I'd like to beat my old max of 230 on the bench press.

    But it's frustrating, you see, when I work out every other day (every day lately as I alternate upper and lower body groups on alternating days – which again is also hard to do when we don't have so much as a leg press machine which forces me to grab the heavy dumbbells and get on the stair climber machine to at least get them to work a bit) and people SAY I've "gotten really buff" (I notice SOME increase in size but to me – and this could be because I see myself every day so I don't notice – I still feel much smaller than I'd like to see) – multiple people have said that in the last month or so – yet when I step on the scale I see a weight of around 185 most times – which is only 5 lbs heavier than 3 or 4 months ago when I hit my low of 180. I was quite skinny so I don't think I had a lot of fat to lose so to find that I'm only 5 lbs bigger than before is massively frustrating. Am I not eating enough? I've been spending tons of money just to cram as much low-fat, low-sugar, high-protein food into myself as I can every day. I'm eating over 2,000 calories a day on most days as best I can figure it. My arms and chest definitely LOOK bigger visually such that I can't understand why I've only evidently gained a few pounds. Maybe I'm focusing on weight too much but one would think that visually larger muscles (to the point where people make frequent comments) would equate to greater overall body mass. Maybe I had some hidden fat somewhere I lost that partly explains it but I still feel like I'm stagnating and I can tell you for sure that lighter weights for ME personally have not yielded an increase in mass. I've been at 205 before when I worked out (granted that was back when I thought getting my protein from post-workout taco bell and protein shakes seemed like a good idea – I probably gained some fat with the muscle back then) but now 4 or 5 years after I had last been regularly going to a gym and focusing on increases, I find it frustratingly difficult to edge further in strength AND mass. I suppose 1 hour a night might also simply not be enough of a tax on my body but it's all I can afford right now when I have to get up at 4:30 AM.

  17. Trust me guys heavy us better your muscles get stressed the fuck out and causes mucle growth and stretch lower weight on movements like biceps back

  18. This is seriously Douchy. I thought this would be informative. Not a bash season on your old roommate. Rather than bashing on him you should have helped him learn correctly.

  19. Light to medium weights usually are for muscle endurance and toning especially if you does alot of reps. Heavy weights is mostly for strength and bulking up. Atleast that's what I learned from lifting all these year. Know your body and what exercise and weight is more effective for you. I believe that is the most efficient way to lean up, get stronger and last longer. Just because everyone is doing a certain thing does not mean it will work for you.

  20. I am a big fan of lifting heavy with lower reps because it is more fun but it is definetly harder on the whole body than lower weight with more reps because your body and central nervous system is always stressed out to the max.. it is very important to do a deload week every 2-3 months if not every month

  21. Basically going until you can’t and then sum will get you gains. Some lift heavy and get great gains while others don’t and others lift lighter weight(⬅️not so light but just light enough to go till failure) and get great gains while other lift light weights and don’t get any gains. It’s all on you wether or not you research your workouts and feel the mind and muscle connection(⬅️basically focusing on the muscle that you’re working out stretching and contracting)💪. Also don’t forget that gains are made in the kitchen💪😉🍲🍗🍛

  22. Rep ranges mean nothing.
    Volume drives hypertrophy (sets x reps x weight = volume)
    If you want to increase your 1 rep max, it's intensity that matters. You have to lift weights at intensities close to your 1 rep max (i.e. 80-90%)…..look at power lifters.

  23. Runners have small legs but can use the hell out of them. Fat guy has huge legs with lots of power….. No research required.

  24. But light weights result in sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, wich isn't real muscle, it dissapears early. Myofibrillar hypertrophy which is achieved through higher loads stays longer and has a memory-effect. Check Chad Waterbury, the size principle

  25. I always found the StrongLifts 5×5 program the best combo of light and heavy. In that it starts off super light then progresses to heavy, at a rate that let my whole body and nervous system adapt. Plus it was easy to follow and all the info is free. Only downside is once you can bench like 175-200lbs for a 5×5 (5 sets of 5 reps) you've reached the peak of that program.

  26. If you want to body build then pick moderately heavy or light and do reps to failure. If you want to get STRONG then pick up heavy shit (hint: It's more than 65%). You want show muscle or you want go muscle?

  27. So I should do a warmup into heavy explosive reps and finish off with light sets to failure?

    If I do light weights to failure before heavy sets I find myself struggling too much. My form falters and I end up hurting myself, sprains etc.

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