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How to Choose the Right Weights When Training




This one of the most common question which answer want to know all people who practice bodybuilding. Whether you are a novice and this problem keeps you away from building an effective workout, or you are more experienced and looking for an optimum load to bring you the desired results, the weights used are essential in this sport.

But it will be more right to address the question in another way, and namely what is your goal when using weights? Weights used for bodybuilding exercises vary depending on the intended purpose of making exercise.

Those wishing to gain muscle will work with heavy in contrast to those who want a definition of the muscles, so-called “muscle relief”, which follows a highlighting muscle group. In this case, it reduces weight but substantially increases the number of repetitions in each set.

Although exercise is the same, the number of repetitions and the weights used can get different results, so you need to know the track in training.

Weights for Growing Muscle Mass

Weights for Growing Muscle Mass

Most bodybuilding exercises are designed to gain muscle mass. Therefore, in the places of practice of professional bodybuilders and weight lifting you will see weights that you most likely cannot pick up. In fact, most of the uninitiated people confuse bodybuilders with weightlifters. But as you these area of activity are different as purpose and way of training.

This picture, however, hides a truth: to become huge, covered by voluminous muscles you must use in training big weights, even very big, so you can properly execute a set number of repetitions per set. If we talk about reps, most experts agree that to gain muscle mass, not to exceed the figure of 8-10, set thus led to exhaustion. Eventually, last reps can be forced or cheated. It is about getting a partner to complete the set.

Here have to be mentioned a very important detail, namely, weights must be selected so you can execute the maximum number of repetitions that you've proposed, for example, 8-10 reps per set). Be aware of the fact that an excessive load can lead to the wrong execution of the exercise or even injury.

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The Weights for Getting Muscle Contour

The Weights for Getting Muscle Contour

This procedure is used by professional bodybuilders especially the competitions. These workouts are intended to define the muscle fibers, this being a criterion which is usually noted in the contest.

Definition is achieved by working with smaller weights, performing a greater number of repetitions, the idea is to squeeze the muscle until exhaustion. Of course, this method involves more time working and is recommended to be used as the main method of training for those looking to gain strength and endurance, but without the benefit of swelling specific accumulation of muscle mass.

To understand both work processes let’s take as an example a thin arm of a novice. After working on the biceps by the first method, a few months later it will become massive due to the formation of muscle tissue (this method is recommended for beginners, since after build the muscle mass the further step will be working on it contour by modeling using the second method.)

But if the same person will go directly to the second method, during this time will earn a force that allowed him to use large weights, but arm circumference will remain low.

As you see choosing the right weights depends on your main goal: gaining muscle mass or all ready to get your muscle a nice contour. If for reaching the first goal is advised to use heavy weights, for the second one is more important the number of repetitions you do per set with lower weights.

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