Nominal Prospect wrote:
From the article:
Why do some people fail to gain mass on a powerlifting routine? The classic answer is that the reps are too low. Higher reps are needed to gain muscle mass.
I love to come across articles in which authorities on strength training and powerlifting endorse bodybuilding methods. This is occuring on an increasingly frequent basis. It’s nice to see that everything you’ve been saying for years has been validated.
Get that, T-Nation?
Low reps, heavy weight is NOT best suited for mass.
What I’ve said all along.
BB > PL for hypertrophy
Pretty sure some people are about to rip into you about that comment.
Many top BBers have achieved huge amounts of LBM with low reps and heavy weight. Ronnie Coleman was a PLer and built a shit ton of mass with that training. Sergio Oliva also used low reps with heavy weight, he was an Oly lifter. PLers on average have more LBM than bodybuilders, there was a study done on this. There are too many examples to discredit the mass building power of low rep heavy weight training.
Heavy low rep training works for hypertrophy because of the massive tension that is generated in the muscle fiber.[/quote]
And why do so many think it has to be all one way?
Higher reps, mid reps, low reps, they all have their place in a BB program.