I'm kind of new to strength training/weight lifting.
I started lifting to gain some muscle and strength but have found that the 3 sets of 10 reps scheme is producing very less results lately.
I was reading so much in the past few days and it suddenly dawned on me. Is it possible to stimulate maximum muscle growth by lifting heavy weights for low reps and doing this for Multiple sets?
A person can lift a certain weight (60%-70% of 1RM, say 140lb) for about 10 reps
The normal routine would have the user perform 3 sets of these 10 reps.
Total volume = 140 X 3 X 10 = 3120
What if we tweaked it a bit to make the person lift his 90%RM (210 lb) for 3-5 reps and continued doing so for 7 sets?
Total volume = 210 X 4 X 7 = 5880
Has anybody tried this scheme or anything like this before?
Would this translate to more muscle gain?
I'm about to find out starting today.
I'll keep you guys updated on my progress