08-09-2005, 09:46 AM #1Banned
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Muscle definition: heavy or light weights? Why do ppl say different things?
Everybody knows that the first step to getting defined muscles is having the right diet to get rid of excess body fat. Well I'm at what I want to be already and I have absolutely no fat anywhere except a little bit on my abs but I don't have all the definition that I want.
So in terms of the actual work out what can I do?
Do I train heavy, because I heard that this puts more tension on the muscle and increases tone, or train light with high reps (which is what a lot of people seem to think)
I don't personally think light weights are any good, I like the idea of heavy weights to really pull all the muscle fibres and pull them into good shape...
08-09-2005, 09:51 AM #2
Progressively heavier weights is the only way to make a muscle bigger, which gives more definition.
08-09-2005, 09:54 AM #3
how long and how long constantly have you lifted weights.
muscles tend to get denser in time... tend to tighten and harden up with hard intense training...at least thats my opinion.
I do alot of supersets and drop sets... heavy is not always the answer, stimulation is the answer.
low bodyfat and muscle age .... or well, quality muscle will give you more shreds.
its not easy man.
08-09-2005, 10:00 AM #4Originally Posted by Dally
08-09-2005, 10:40 AM #5AR Hall of Fame
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Definition comes from low bodyfat.
08-09-2005, 10:47 AM #6
low bf and i think lifting heavy weights will add more mass to you and in the long run will result in more definition..supersets also work well like people said above
08-09-2005, 10:48 AM #7
if you have low bf the definition will come with some work.
08-09-2005, 11:55 AM #8
I dont agree at all that high weight="tone" my friend says that all the time and i rip the shit out of him. If you want definition lift heavy and cut every bit of fat you can.
08-09-2005, 12:30 PM #9
I think it's a combination of both, heavy weights as well as reps. You need to switch it up constantly to stimulate the muscles in different ways. I never had the leg development I do now until I started going higher reps on my leg extensions and pressing movements. I used to do 3-4 sets of 12-15 rep leg extensions and it was so hard to see the teardrops, but I upped them to 3 sets of 30 reps and have been doing that the past couple months and its like night and day now. I also upped my squats to 4 sets of 15 rather than 6-10 reps and I feel as if thats helped as well. In my case it has nothing to do with bodyfat, because I've been at a lower bf than I am now and didnt see half the leg development
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