Debate between me and a friend....

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    Jun 02, 2008 1:39 PM GMT
    Ok... a friend and I were debating about which actually adds bigger muscle vs. just makes you stronger..... more reps and less weight, or more weight and less reps.

    Personally, I don't care so much about strenght as long as I look strong...I know... I'm vain. ;-) So I want to do whichever adds more muscle.... any suggestions?
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    Jun 02, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    higher weight/fewer reps build bigger muscles

    lower weight/more (and faster) reps build muscle stamina

    also, for looks....it's the triceps that make the arms look bigger, not the bicep...but you still want to have a decent biceps, just dont ignore those triceps

    <==== see pic

    also, the lats give a guy the nice V-shape. I see guys on here with great pecs and abs but no lats. they look like posts..with pecs and abs ... tee hee hee
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    Jun 02, 2008 8:45 PM GMT
    heavy weights bigger muscle.... But you have to eat right. nutrition is more important than anytime you can put in the gym because you are wasting your time if you do not eat right.
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    Jun 03, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    Yup... More weight less reps >>>>> More muscles
    Less weight more reps >>>>> More Definition
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    Jun 04, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    What do you mean by more muscle vs definition?
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    Jun 04, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    Think of "more definition" as the ability to clearly see the shape of the muscle. It's more about visibility. Leaner people tend to have more definition.

    And think of "more muscle" in reference to size. The bigger the muscle appears, the more muscle present. Professional body builders will have more muscle because larger is better.

    (Of course, I have neither, so don't hold it against me)

    To obtain your original objective:

    Personally, I don't care so much about strenght as long as I look strong...I know... I'm vain. ;-) So I want to do whichever adds more muscle.... any suggestions?

    You want definition. Therefore, use less weight and more reps in your routine.
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    Jun 04, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    perfect! Thanks for the clarification! That's what I've been doing but my friend told me I was going about it all wrong. I appreciate the help! :-)