[quote]Liam M wrote:
What I think this guy is saying is that people say to eat big a d lift heavy aka low reps when you go on a bulk.
But then they turn around and say that you need higher reps to build muscle.
Who says this?[/quote]
People who are misinformed?[/quote]
To be fair, I think this guy is comin from what I hear almost every BB type guy I actually know in real life, “lift heavy for high reps” which is completely incongruent to how I see it, which is: heavy is relevant to the lifter, and you CANT lift heavy for high reps. For example, you might think a 1000# leg press is heavy, but if you can do it 25 times… Its not. That’s the PLer in me comin out though.
More applicable to the actual topic: I think this is splitting hairs, really. Getting stronger will help you get bigger. Maybe, or maybe not as directly as you want, but it will never hurt your progress. Unless you push it too far into injury but that’s a risk regardless. [/quote]
Every article written about gaining mass says to lift heavy and eat. Then at the end it says 'oh but don’t neglect higher rep work’
I myself was told many times to eat more and just get the weight up. Then do cardio so you don’t get fat
I noticed with myself that weight moves weight. I got fat and could overhead press110kg, I feel now that I did that because even doing a slight leg drive breaks the inertia and an object in motion stays in motion. When I sat down and did overhead press I could only do 80kg.
When I lost weight my overhead press dropped to 90kg and all other lifts dropped.
Saying I’m going to deliberately bulk 2lb a week or what ever and then judging your strength increases in the big lifts is faulty
My friend bulked and got to a 300kg deadlift for reps, then he cut and dropped down to 260kg. Now he is stuck at 260kg and eating more than ever.
I believe as he starts getting fatter he will begin to move heavier weight again. Then when he diets a little his lifts will drop again
This is just what I’ve noticed, I unfortunately don’t have all the answers but I can definitely see the problems