Busting Myths for Fun Series – Lift Heavy to Get Gains

The biggest guys in your gym are usually shifting the biggest weights. So that must mean you have to lift big weights too, right? Well it seems not. Should you lift heavy weight now and again? Yes. But it’s not the only way to build muscle.

So, vary your rep ranges. Sometimes do more reps. Sometimes slow the tempo of the rep down. Sometimes slow the eccentric phase of the rep down. Sometimes do an isometric hold (hold the weight at its highest point and hold). Make sure you mix things up. Keep challenging and stimulating your body in different ways.