QUOTE(Suijen @ Sep 7 2006, 05:35 PM) [snapback]2269954[/snapback]
Weight Lifters, I've got another question, this time about intensity.
Usually when I do weight training, I might do 6-10 reps. However, it's usually the case that I work until I can't lift, and I stop there and don't try to do too more in case I injure myself.
However, if I keep the reps low and try heavier weights, I might get the form done incorrectly. I was wondering if I could increase the reps from say, 6 to 12 (I can maintain form better) and lower the weights. In that sense, if I do that and it's the same intensity, does it still produce optimal gains?
I honestly though that people just did heavier weights to save time, but lower weights and more reps helps me improve my form.
Put on a weight that is heavy but you can still do with CORRECT FORM for all of the reps or until the last one or two where you get weaker and ur friend helps you......
When you train with low reps and heavy weights....you will need a spotter to be most effective...sometimes they will have to help you on your last couple reps....Always worked for me back when I was gaining strength fast.....back then I wanted to gain strength so...somedays I did 10-12 reps....some days I put it heavier and just did 6 reps...sometimes even just around 4-5 sets of 3-4 reps with heavier weights.....but that was mostly my core exercises that I did that on....I mainly do around 12 reps for most exercises..
Now I usually just work out alone so I don't have a spotter....so I just lift to maintain with lighter weights...