Thread: Lifting to Max every workout
03-13-2005, 04:15 AM #1
Lifting to Max every workout
If I was going for size and strength do you think its better to go for maximum weight every wk for that bodypart or is it better to do max lift on week then a little less the week after only with a few more reps ??
03-13-2005, 11:09 AM #2
IMO to gain size and strength you have to do two different workouts. What I do is a three month heavy period (4-6 reps) to gain strength and then a three month lighter, but still fairly heavy period (8-10) reps to gain size, and keep going back and fourth between the two.
03-13-2005, 11:38 AM #3
So for a 3 month spell i should bench to the max all the time and then for the next 3 month just do say 60-70% but with more reps ?
My stats are
25 yr old
Goal :size and strength
03-13-2005, 12:23 PM #4Originally Posted by Chemical King
03-14-2005, 03:55 AM #5
Im pleased you mentioned that TEST cos I alway though that when liftimg heavy weight for low reps that it would increase size primerily. I thought that when doing more reps with a litttle less weight that it would serve to tone my body more.....no wonder im stuck at my stats right now. Thanks
03-14-2005, 04:27 AM #6Originally Posted by Chemical King
Why do you feel the need to max out at all? 5 rep sets are good enough to build strength when using core movements (deads, squats, bench, bent over rows etc).......then utilize higher rep ranges for specific body parts.
03-14-2005, 10:27 AM #7
Maxing doesn't build strength.
03-14-2005, 11:49 AM #8
continious maxing out puts strain body parts and increases chance of injury imo
03-14-2005, 12:07 PM #9Originally Posted by needmorestrength
I only max every 8-10 weeks or so.
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