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    What is considered "lifting heavy"

    I currently do 4 sets of 6-8 reps. I usually keep pushing until I can get 4 sets of a full 8 reps then I will add weight the next time. Is that considered heavy?
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    Most people say "lifting heavy" is lifting 85-90% of your 1RM or more.

    Still, what you have going on is actually smarter than just dogmatically making sure to lift a certain 1RM percentage. Nothing is as tried and true as lifting a weight until you can get more reps, then adding weight and starting the process over again.
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    Originally Posted by IDrinkBloodLOL View Post
    Most people say "lifting heavy" is lifting 85-90% of your 1RM or more.

    Still, what you have going on is actually smarter than just dogmatically making sure to lift a certain 1RM percentage. Nothing is as tried and true as lifting a weight until you can get more reps, then adding weight and starting the process over again.
    Just read the article from the link in your sig. Good read. Reps to you sir
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    Originally Posted by IDrinkBloodLOL View Post
    Most people say "lifting heavy" is lifting 85-90% of your 1RM or more.
    This.

    For me, it's usually below 5 repetitions.
    Bodybuilding is 60% training and 50% diet. Yes that adds up to 110%, because that's what you should be giving it. Change the inside, and the physique will follow.
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    Originally Posted by eus090474 View Post
    I currently do 4 sets of 6-8 reps. I usually keep pushing until I can get 4 sets of a full 8 reps then I will add weight the next time. Is that considered heavy?
    'Heavy' is a heavily relative term. I mean, the weight you 'fail' with at 6-8 reps will not be as heavy as the one at 3-5 reps, but the 6-8 rep weight will be heavier than the 10-12 one. In layman terms, 6-8 rep sets seem like a good compromise between heavy-strong reps (1-5), and heavy-hypertrophy reps (8-12), lol
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    Heavy to me is just how I feel under/over the bar not a percentage of my max or a specific rep range. Having said that though I can't usually get many reps with what I consider heavy.
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    To me, lifting heavy is anything between the 4-6 rep range.
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    Originally Posted by DJAuto View Post
    This.

    For me, it's usually below 5 repetitions.
    Exactly this. If I can do a weight more than five times, I don't consider it heavy.
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    Heavy is when you're done with the set and you say, "man, that was heavy."

    An example of heavy lifting would be doing squats and then when you're done you say, "man, that was heavy."

    Not heavy is when your're done with the set and you say, "man, that was not heavy."

    An example of not heavy lifting would be doing squats and then when you're done you say, "man, that was not heavy."
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    Lifting heavy to me is relative to weight. For example.
    2x bodyweight on a deadlift or squat.
    1.5 bodyweight on bench press
    I love lifting plates and bars.
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    Originally Posted by mobikwa View Post
    Heavy is when you're done with the set and you say, "man, that was heavy."

    An example of heavy lifting would be doing squats and then when you're done you say, "man, that was heavy."

    Not heavy is when your're done with the set and you say, "man, that was not heavy."

    An example of not heavy lifting would be doing squats and then when you're done you say, "man, that was not heavy."
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