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More Weight, Less Reps...


#1

A lot of people say lifting more weight for 4-6 reps is good for building mass and strength. A lot of people also say using weight that you can manage to get 8-10 reps with is the way to go. I'm looking to pack on some muscle...any suggestions?


#2

have you read the tcell? or any other past threads to see the discussions on this already?


#3

both


#4

Not yet...I've only been using this site for a few days. Thanks though. I'll check it out.


#5

Most beginners lack the strength to lift heavy enough to get much out of higher rep ranges, so it makes sense for them to focus on building overall strength for a year or more.


#6

Sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense. Could you please elaborate on this concept? Not the building strength part, but the higher rep part.


#7

read the T-Cell, the stickies in the beginner forum(they'll be right on top) and professor x:a request. that'll keep ya occupied for a while and stop your confusion on reps and other things.