Alright, I just wanted to hear your opinions on this letter in Men's Health. Personally I feel that its weak.
The question that was posed was;
I always use heavy weights, but my muscles aren't growing. Isn't heavy lifting supposed to build muscle?
Not exactly. To stimulate muscle growth, a set needs to last 40 to 60 seconds, but a typical set of six to eight repetitions lasts only 12 to 20seconds. Using the same lifting tempo for a set of 15 repetitions with moderate weight would yield more results in terms of muscle growth. Or try taking 6 seconds to lift the weight and 1 second to lower it.
Now Men's Health normally has quite a few good articles IMO, and normally promotes at the very least lifting 60% of your 1rm for muscle gains. This letter seems to dispute that.
Hopefully you guys find this article to be bunk regarding the TUT, considering I've never based my lifting on TUT but only on weight.
Last edited by ianack4life; 02-22-2005 at 01:27 PM.
Blood, sweat, and tears.