I’m curious as to what you think is a better way to put on mass.
1.) Lift as much weight as you possibly can, sacrificing some form (ie losing your composure, putting your back into curls, not pulling bar all the way to chest on pull downs etc) or doing less, more managable weight but always getting perfect form.
I’m 200 about right now, eating a ton and I’ve been trying to just lift as much as possible, just hitting it crazy hard, but someimes my form suffers. I’ll do curls, my max is about 50lb dumbells, and I’ll get maybe 1-2 with each arm, but I throw them up a bit. Would it be better to do more controlled curls with say, 35 get 10 and just stop there? Or a combo of both? Lighter weight that I can do more reps with, then move to the real heavy stuff?
Same with my bench. I bench 135 about 10 times. Then I just die out if I go up to 155. I’ll get like 3-4. Then I’ll be lucky to get one at 165, or even 160.
I guess I’m asking two questions really:
My original query, more weight/more reps with better form, and the second part is, what’s the best way to get my weight up, especially bench. My max squat is 225ish, DL is 255ish, but my bench is crap. I want size more than strength, but to get the size I want I feel inreasing my strength is imperative. Ideas?