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    Lift heavy then go lighter? or opposite?

    Do you lift lighter weight building up to a heavier weight or do you start at a heavy weight and go down to a lighter weight. I see different people each doing one or the other method, personally I think it is better to lift heavy and go lighter, am I wrong? what's your opinion?
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    lift heavy and keep lifting heavy
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    Originally Posted by seaves88 View Post
    lift heavy and keep lifting heavy
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    1 warmup set. Usually just the bar or 100lbs. Then heavy the entire time.
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    Originally Posted by rawrnom View Post
    Do you lift lighter weight building up to a heavier weight or do you start at a heavy weight and go down to a lighter weight. I see different people each doing one or the other method, personally I think it is better to lift heavy and go lighter, am I wrong? what's your opinion?
    Keep intensity high. Lower overall volume. A few sets of low reps seems to work, I do 3/fullbody workouts a week which concentrate on compound, multi-joint movements.
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    I build up to my working set generally.

    bar --> bar+25s --> bar+45s --> bar+45+25s --> bar+2plates

    5 reps at each set. fairly straightforward, and it seems to be working for me. is there any additional benefit to going straight from bar to bar+2plates and keeping it there?
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    Originally Posted by shersman View Post
    I build up to my working set generally.

    bar --> bar+25s --> bar+45s --> bar+45+25s --> bar+2plates

    5 reps at each set. fairly straightforward, and it seems to be working for me. is there any additional benefit to going straight from bar to bar+2plates and keeping it there?
    I don't know the physiology or science aspect. Common sense would say "Lifting heavier weights more often = more muscle". I might be wrong, just seems right to me.
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