The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    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?

    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.
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    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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    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.
    Is that because of the amount of muscle fibers you are able to recruit within a single effort?
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