Lift More Weight Does Not Gain More Muscle, a Practical Example

Don’t let us fall into the trap of lifting huge loads losing technical and workload in the training session. And is that lift more weight is not synonymous with gain more muscle, Since we can prematurely fatigue the muscle and not provide the stimulus needed to grow it.

Imagine lifting a load very large for your chances, near 100%, how much we can do a couple of sets of 6 reps, on the other hand with a load of 80% we will make more series with more repetitions, which means more work for muscle volume and therefore a good stimulus for growth. Not to mention that we will make the exercise with good technique and the possibilities of injury decrease considerably.

It is somewhat similar to train a half-marathon making only 500 metres to stop series, We will not get enough work volume in order to achieve our goal. In specific dates if it is convenient to give a good boost to the muscle lifting higher loads, but without reaching the ends and controlling the movement of the exercise at any time.

How do I know that I’m lifting weight in excess? in the series when I can not exceed ten replays after a break of a few minutes and when I notice exercise that travel is not full, muscle shivering or failure in the technique, then is the time to lower the load.

If you do with 100 kg bench press and you can only do 2 sets of 6 reps you’ll be raising a total volume of 1200 kg, instead if you do 4 sets of 10 reps with 75 kilos you will be raising a volume of 3000 pounds in that year, more than double that with the option of more weight, which means more stimulus for muscle growth.

It can be a great load suppose more intensity, but we cannot keep it in time and this runs counter to build more muscle.