Hi There, My Goal for now is to transform my BF. I do the balance of cardio days n gym days. But i am confused while in gym as to do High Reps with Light Weights or Low Reps with Heavy Weights to shred of my fats. So Please Help me out ASAP...
03-12-2012, 10:21 PM #1
Getting Ripped... High Reps with Light Weights or Low Reps with Heavy Weights??
03-12-2012, 10:31 PM #2
- Join Date: May 2011
- Location: New Zealand
- Age: 23
- Posts: 15,302
- Rep Power: 43279
Losing fat is a function of having a calorie deficit. Doing high reps, eg 20 reps, may theoretically burn more calories than eg 8 reps due to the increased volume and time under tension but the effect is minimal. Lifting heavier weights is usually better for maintaining muscle mass when you lose fat.'People are gonna remember me as a god forever... Like-like-like Troy, like Chiles heel, I'm a god forever I'll be remembered for thousands of years to come' - Jason Genova
Texas Method Mod: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=171537443&p=1444534723&viewfull=1#post1444534723
03-12-2012, 11:02 PM #3
- Join Date: Oct 2009
- Location: Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey
- Age: 25
- Posts: 774
- Rep Power: 158
03-13-2012, 12:35 AM #4
- Join Date: Jan 2009
- Location: Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
- Age: 30
- Posts: 101
- Rep Power: 114
03-13-2012, 01:33 AM #5
03-13-2012, 02:33 AM #6
Yea NZninja101 was spot on.
OP, are you just starting to workout recently? If yes, then is it possible to pack on muscle while you shed fat.
Look up Starting Strength or 5x5.
Here is a great thread with tons of information, courtesy of kethnabb. http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...24&pagenumber=https://www.facebook.com/Erictheconqueror
-Having a big tool box is great but it means nothing if you lack a set of standard screwdrivers and a hammer.
-The Pareto principle: 80% of the effects are from 20% of causes. All the other small details will only affect a small portion of results, 80% of causes will contribute to 20% of the effects.
RIPPETOE-STARTING STRENGTH FAQ
03-13-2012, 04:53 AM #7
07-16-2012, 11:37 AM #8
07-16-2012, 12:12 PM #9
By gom in forum Losing FatReplies: 125Last Post: 11-02-2012, 05:59 PM
By GetStronger09 in forum Over 35 Workout JournalsReplies: 593Last Post: 03-10-2010, 10:13 AM
By absboy in forum Teen BodybuildingReplies: 21Last Post: 08-29-2006, 12:50 PM