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How to lift for big mass (Heavy or lighter)?

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How to lift for big mass (Heavy or lighter)?

Hi, I'm new here... not new at all to training, but I've just never seen the kind of mass results that I've been looking for. I've been as high as 98kilos, but right now I only weigh about 83 kilos... and at 6'1'' (184cm) that means I'm quite skinny! I know I need to eat a ton more, and I'm going to focus heavily on that this time around... but I wanted to get some advice on how I should train for the most mass. Should I be training extra heavy? Moderately heavy? or will training light and just focusing on working the muscle be enough to get me growing??
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    RE: How to lift for big mass (Heavy or lighter)? 2008/05/18 18:38:41 (permalink)
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    You should grow if your eating enough of the right foods and your progressively overloading in your training.

    eg when you can do 3x8 on a certain weight, you increase the weight next time until you can do 3x8 on it and so on.

    The weight you shift will depend alot on your rep range.
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    RE: How to lift for big mass (Heavy or lighter)? 2008/05/18 20:43:39 (permalink)
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    Get comfortable with the weight and progressively add to it over time
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    RE: How to lift for big mass (Heavy or lighter)? 2008/05/19 01:57:52 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MuscleQuest

    Get comfortable with the weight and progressively add to it over time

    Damn... had I known you were already "musclequest" I would've selected a different name than "massquest". Now it's like we're related, lol.
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    RE: How to lift for big mass (Heavy or lighter)? 2008/05/19 02:06:46 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MassQuest

    Hi, I'm new here... not new at all to training, but I've just never seen the kind of mass results that I've been looking for. I've been as high as 98kilos, but right now I only weigh about 83 kilos... and at 6'1'' (184cm) that means I'm quite skinny! I know I need to eat a ton more, and I'm going to focus heavily on that this time around... but I wanted to get some advice on how I should train for the most mass. Should I be training extra heavy? Moderately heavy? or will training light and just focusing on working the muscle be enough to get me growing??

    For mass as in BBing then in general... heavy enough so you struggle to complete 10ish reps.

    But you can have periods of training the speed of the lift or if your going for really high volume so lighter weights and periods to build strength so you could do triples with heavier weights.
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