When it comes to weight training, I’m often asked what is more superior when it comes to producing results; light load 8+ reps or higher load more strength-focused 3-6 reps. The truth is both have benefits when it comes to altering body composition.
Lower reps or Higher reps
However, low reps at a heavier weight do have a superior stance when it comes to building strength. But when it comes to muscular growth and changing composition high reps’ lower weight always is prominent. They adapt our body composition, muscular gains and build endurance. It's about the effort we make in the set not how many reps.
The reason people don't see continuous gains in their workouts is that they lack intensity in the set. Working too much volume of one muscle group and not providing adequate recovery for the muscle and therefore you’re not able to produce the best effort and intensity per set because the body needs more time to recover.
When we think about which one ranks superior, lower reps’ heavier weight is more superior when it comes to building strength, but when it comes to composition both have their place in the process.
We should be placing more focus on the intensity, the right amount of weight, the right amount of reps, watching your rest period, and overall in your training program watching how much volume you're placing daily or weekly in your muscle groups to provide proper recovery in between workouts.
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