What do think of lifting heavier?

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kathymtns
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What do think of lifting heavier?

#1 Postby kathymtns » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:19 pm

I love lifting weights and have been doing 10-12 reps, trying to go heavier on the weights. I would like to build more muscle and also lose this last 15 lbs. around my stomach area. I am not as concerned about weight as measurement around my stomach. I was thinking of lifting heavier and doing less reps also because my testostorne was a little low. Would that stall my weight loss to do heavier weights? I can't do a lot of cardio as it wears out my body. I am dealing with hashimotos. Lifting weights doesn't seem to bother me.

What are your thoughts?

HIT Rob
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Re: What do think of lifting heavier?

#2 Postby HIT Rob » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:33 am

Hi Kathy,

I would suggest you put getting lean on hold for a few months Kathy, eat to optimise size and strength (its winter, tis the season to build mass), then in a few months go into diet mode and start cutting. While cutting, reduce the stress of your workouts and utilise hypertrophy specific techniques (such as j-reps, 1 1/4 reps, occlusion, pre exhaustion, cluster sets etc). Youll get a better result then training by mixed premises.

Best of luck

kathymtns
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Re: What do think of lifting heavier?

#3 Postby kathymtns » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:08 pm

Thanks for the advice. I am going to start doing that.

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Re: What do think of lifting heavier?

#4 Postby tylerpc73 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:54 am

Lifting heavier weights is the key to simulated muscle growth and you will plateau without lifting heavier and heavier over the months.
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