The age old question – what’s better for muscle growth, heavy or lighter weights?
You have people on both sides of the aisle that have been disputing this for years but now we finally have the research to put this age old question to bed.
It doesn’t really matter.
If you’re working hard and pushing yourself BOTH light weights with high reps and heavy weights with low reps provide around the same amount of hypertrophy (muscle growth).
So what does this mean for you?
You should be picking the workout style that you enjoy the most.
The style that will get you back in the gym day after day and have you looking forward to your workouts.
If you enjoy pumping out reps on the bicep curl with lighter weight to get that insane pump – go ahead and do that.
If you enjoy racking up plate after plate and doing heavy sets – that’s perfectly fine too.
We now have research that indicates both styles of training are perfectly acceptable and will give you the muscle growth you’re looking for.