I personally think that progression is way more important than rep range. You will find guys that obtained a growth response from low reps and guys that obtained a growth response from high reps. The key is that they got stronger within that rep range.
Yeah this is kinda what I was thinking. If you were to only do, say, 2 sets a workout and progress from doing 50lbs all the way up to 100 lbs there's just no way you're not going to see at least decent size gains. I mean I guess some Olympic lifters might be smaller but they're probably on strict diets to maintain (ie keep low) their weight. I feel like you're just not going to see a small guy deadlifting 500lbs... right?
Originally Posted by Off Road
Thanks for the reply. I realize these sorts of topics can be intimidating because they strike at the core of the theories that are behind weightlifting.
I think a lot of it also has to do with a persons strength level. At this point for myself, if I was to use low reps all the time, it's just too darn heavy and I'd be shot within a month.
For beginners and intermediate lifters, I feel that a happy medium is the best shot at achieving the most response
Is that because of the amount of muscle fibers you are able to recruit within a single effort?
Originally Posted by Travis Bell