Visit 1 Rep Max Clothing - Heavy duty, high quality and stylish gym wear for the hard training athlete. Clothing designed with bodybuilders and weightlifters in mind!

best way to increase muscle size

Page: 12 > Showing page 1 of 2
Author
nick2009
New Member
  • Total Posts : 68
  • Reward points: 1532
  • Joined: 2012/09/30 19:59:26
  • Status: offline
2014/11/06 22:16:54 (permalink)

best way to increase muscle size

Is it better to lift heavy low reps or till failure on 10 to 12 reps ??
#1

20 Replies Related Threads

    sl
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 7440
    • Reward points: 10399
    • Joined: 2005/04/25 23:57:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 00:55:27 (permalink)
    For myself, I've always got bigger with heavy e weights and lower reps with calorie Surplus.
    Just look at the lads in world's strongest man ;).

    I fully understand that what works for me may not necessarily work for others.
    #2
    Rasputin
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 9718
    • Reward points: 10020
    • Joined: 2006/06/01 15:35:42
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 09:31:24 (permalink)
    Testosterone by the litre from big dave!!

    Ra Ra Rasputin lover of the Russian Queen, Ra Ra Ra Rasputin Russia's greatest love machine (Allegedly)
    #3
    Dumbat
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 5238
    • Reward points: 10476
    • Joined: 2004/08/05 10:54:20
    • Location: warwickshire , United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 10:26:05 (permalink)
    Lift heavy : Eat big  

    Ignorance: Reassuringly Expensive.






    #4
    Kaneda
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 6277
    • Reward points: 8792
    • Joined: 2006/08/17 13:42:42
    • Location: Southern Fairy
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 10:40:03 (permalink)
    Why does it have to be one or the other?

    #5
    WGBM
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 4490
    • Reward points: 10535
    • Joined: 2004/03/23 15:13:42
    • Location: purgatory
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 11:05:29 (permalink)
    eat, lift, sleep, repeat

    The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
    #6
    robert123
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 3109
    • Reward points: 9529
    • Joined: 2006/02/07 13:15:43
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 11:05:31 (permalink)
    Mix it up so the muscle doesnt become too familiar with the routine might help I try and keep to 3/4 exercises per session and then change those after 4 months. 
    #7
    sl
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 7440
    • Reward points: 10399
    • Joined: 2005/04/25 23:57:48
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 11:11:59 (permalink)
    Kaneda
    Why does it have to be one or the other?



    for myself , lifting heavy lower reps is the only way my muscles respond. With rest between workouts and eating as much as I can.
    #8
    sillynarbie
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 8824
    • Reward points: 10351
    • Joined: 2004/03/06 17:58:21
    • Location: England
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 13:46:32 (permalink)
    For me.
    #9
    dirtyvest
    Moderator
    • Total Posts : 49185
    • Reward points: 13668
    • Joined: 2002/04/11 22:19:49
    • Location: UK
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 14:18:56 (permalink)
    Individuals may find that for size they do have a greater response to one method over an other but do not ignore the benefits that both can have in the quest for size.
     
    For me, I seem to be getting a greater response from slightly ridiculous levels of volume within the higher rep ranges. That may be more down to my age and past niggles no longer accepting the heavier loads. That said, I still incorporate some heavy work where I can

    Limits, like fear, are often just an illusion: MJ 12/9/09
    My journal
    #10
    jack5r
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 10032
    • Reward points: 9125
    • Joined: 2007/07/26 23:49:52
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 14:26:58 (permalink)
    Size is more down to how much you eat. Low and high reps will all result in hypertrophy. Do which ever you prefer.

    Body Weight - 83kg 
    Bench - 145kg
    Squat - 190kg
    Clean & Jerk - 129kg
    Snatch - 98kg  
     
    #11
    newcastle
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 8274
    • Reward points: 8718
    • Joined: 2006/05/02 18:19:47
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 15:46:56 (permalink)
    Higher reps and volume, low rest periods.
    #12
    Aaron Hallett
    MuscleTalk Reporter
    • Total Posts : 29811
    • Reward points: 9531
    • Joined: 2006/04/04 11:18:11
    • Location: Pompey
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 16:15:01 (permalink)
    low reps and volume, heavy sets, moderate rest periods.
    held me in good stead but this is ideal for me

    Sponsored MuscleXcess Athlete 

     
     
    #13
    makaveli1971 1996
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 12447
    • Reward points: 9428
    • Joined: 2006/06/21 01:16:36
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 18:00:02 (permalink)
    Eat clen and tren hard.

    If you love something let it go,if it comes back to you it's yours,if it doesn't it never was.
    #14
    ANIMAL
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 9267
    • Reward points: 7032
    • Joined: 2009/09/06 10:51:59
    • Location: South
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 18:04:47 (permalink)
    Consistency

    Squat 220kg(3) - Bench 200Kg - Deadlift 250kg - Strict Press 130kg - Push Press 140kg
    "Strength is Never a Weakness" 
     
    #15
    doc
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 5718
    • Reward points: 13182
    • Joined: 2001/09/21 11:37:55
    • Location: United Kingdom
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/07 22:42:33 (permalink)
    makaveli1971 1996
    Eat clen and tren hard.


    ana var give up
    #16
    Xian
    Pro-Member
    • Total Posts : 2004
    • Reward points: 5980
    • Joined: 2007/12/12 10:21:25
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/08 10:01:51 (permalink)
    ^^^

     
    To enable muscle hypertrophy you need to cause progressive overload. This can be achieved from changing intensity, frequency, and type of training.
     
    In order to grow you must rest and recover eating well and often.
     
    You can google 1000+ routines and tips however every body is slightly different so you must tailor your training to your needs.
     
     
    #17
    Big Block
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 42
    • Reward points: 1901
    • Joined: 2014/10/25 12:51:41
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/10 11:33:02 (permalink)
    I've always loved heavy and low reps. As I've got older though I have started to use slightly higher reps as I can't get away without getting an injury if I lift heavy all the time.
    #18
    iaink
    Moderator
    • Total Posts : 23581
    • Reward points: 10602
    • Joined: 2006/01/03 17:59:15
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/11 18:34:15 (permalink)
    Each their own. As a powerlifter if I wanted to take up BBing I'd def be going down the load and upping rep ranges. However I certainly gained muscle mass just powerlifting and eating. Although fat gain has come with it over the years.
    #19
    james1290
    New Member
    • Total Posts : 38
    • Reward points: 218
    • Joined: 2014/11/01 20:16:01
    • Status: offline
    Re: best way to increase muscle size 2014/11/11 18:56:10 (permalink)
    I tend to mix my training up. I lift heavy for several months doing low reps and then I'll shock the system and do a light weight with a ridiculous amount of reps. The Terrible Twins have influenced me in doing this. If you haven't heard of them Google them. Good advice too.

    Remember to get your diet I touch too!

    J

    LIFT!!
    #20
    Page: 12 > Showing page 1 of 2
    Jump to:
    ©2017 All content is copyright of MuscleTalk.co.uk and its use elsewhere is prohibited. (posting guidelines | privacy | advertise | contact us | supported by)
    © 2017 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5