OK so as I stated in a previous thread My gym closed down, I hve just joined a new and more expensive one. I was having the mandatory let me show you how so we don't get sued induction and I overheard two guys who were benching. I found their little talk pretty interesting.
They were clearly really friendly, just breaking each others balls but one of the guys was joking around about how he could lift more and the other quipped back that he might not be able to lift as high as the guy could for a max effort for a few reps but could lift more for 10-12 reps.
I have always found whenever I do low reps it does not seem to translate to being stronger if i go back to high reps.
For example the first routine I did i went from benching 5okg for 8-12 reps for 3-4 sets to lifting on a 5 rep template and I went from lifting 55kg to 75kg but when I tried going back to high reps I wasn't able to bench more than 50kg for 10-12 reps.
So why is a guy who can say squat 1000lbs for one rep stronger than a guy who squats 250lbs for 20 reps?
I get that some people would call that endurance but per poundage lifted 250lbs x 20 =5000lbs where as 1x100lbs obviously = 1000
OK one more question i have always been interested in. when people say everyone is different and no one program is best for everyone, why is that, are we not all the same and respond the same to different types of resistnace as each other?
Mendhi says strength is the only way to get big and strong
The huge guys at the gym are always preaching volume
Metzner preaches intensity
Now if we are all made of the same tissue and biological make up, how can something not be best for everyone?
I posted in the combat forum because it seems to produce the best answers, if it has to be moved, apologies.