Less weight more reps or more weight less reps

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Jun 15, 2015 8:32pm
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Many people says that doing more reps with less weight will help you increase your muscles but one of my friend thinks it the other way... Whuch one should I follow???

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Jun 15, 2015 8:53pm
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http://www.builtlean.com/2012/07/19/high-reps-vs-low-reps/

Scroll down a little until you see the chart. Hope that helps!

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Jun 15, 2015 9:18pm
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Well, my thought here is that more reps with lighter weights is better for you. Just seems healthier, and I bet you build muscle faster that way too. I personally don't know much about weightlifting though.

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Jun 15, 2015 9:37pm
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Your body consists of 3 muscle fiber groups, each of which reacts differently to different rep/weight ranges

A good way to keep building muscle is to change your reps, for example, if you check out my workout programs they will alternate between reps of 10 or 12 and reps of 20 or 30 depending on the exercise. 

Keep hitting your body differently to keep it guessing and growing 
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Jun 15, 2015 9:54pm
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If you goal is muscular hypertrophy.  It doesn't matter what reps you do. The last 2 reps til failure is where muscle activity is off the charts. So it's just using heavier weights you acheieve this quicker with less reps than lighter weights. That's all it is. If you are new to weight training though, I will say stick to higher reps. Get your body use to the movements and it's good to practice more on form in the beginning.

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