Workout Videos with high reps/ low weight

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    Mar 26, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    Me and the boyfriend have been doing some workout videos starring super lesbian Jackie Warner. The crux of this videos seem to rest upon doing many, many repetitions of different movements. I enjoy doing this since we don't have to leave the house, it keeps me motivated to keep going for a length of time, and I would tend to be self conscious at the gym.

    The problem is that there are so many repetitions I become exhausted at the end with just a three pound weight and am pretty sore the next day. It seems the general consensus is that many many reps with a low weight is inferior to the opposite.

    Any guys have any opinions on this? Anything we could be doing differently? For background, I am on the slender side but somewhat of a weakling. Boyfriend it about 5 -10 lbs overweight, but gains muscle easily.
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    Mar 26, 2012 3:59 PM GMT
    High reps + low weight to loose weight is a gym myth that refuses to die.

    Going over 12-15 reps builds endurance, not size. In order to get big muscles, you need to move big weights. In order to move big weights, you need to work on strength. In order to improve strength you need to lift heavy in a low rep range i.e. 1-5 reps. Think about this: if it was easy to get big using those teeny weights, why would they make the bigger ones? Have you ever seen a big guy in the gym lifting those teeny weights endlessly?

    Gaining body weight does automatically equate to muscle gain. Body weight is fat+muscle. If done incorrectly body weight gain will be mostly fat. Fat gain may not be immediately apparent as you cannot decide on where to store fat. Your body will decide that. Fat is stored in 3 places : subcutaneous (under skin) intra-visceral (in between vital organs) and intra-muscular.

    Changing your body composition (fat+muscle ratio) is all about calories coupled with the right training program targeted towards your goal.
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    Mar 26, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    Thanks for the reply. From your photos, you certainly look like you know what you're talking about icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 26, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    kentboy2003 saidMe and the boyfriend have been doing some workout videos starring super lesbian Jackie Warner. The crux of this videos seem to rest upon doing many, many repetitions of different movements. I enjoy doing this since we don't have to leave the house, it keeps me motivated to keep going for a length of time, and I would tend to be self conscious at the gym.

    The problem is that there are so many repetitions I become exhausted at the end with just a three pound weight and am pretty sore the next day. It seems the general consensus is that many many reps with a low weight is inferior to the opposite.

    Any guys have any opinions on this? Anything we could be doing differently? For background, I am on the slender side but somewhat of a weakling. Boyfriend it about 5 -10 lbs overweight, but gains muscle easily.


    English 101: "The boyfriend and I." The test is how you would say it with just one of the objects. I.e., would you say "me have been doing?" No. You would say "I have been doing."

    Training with high reps will help your endurance and vascularization, but..you need rep ranges of 8 to 15 to get you into sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (that, along with calories).

    For strength, you can do lower reps ranges (less than
    8
    ) but be careful about maintaining proper form and a complete range of motion.
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    Mar 26, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    TellMe saidHigh reps + low weight to loose weight is a gym myth that refuses to die.

    Going over 12-15 reps builds endurance, not size. In order to get big muscles, you need to move big weights. In order to move big weights, you need to work on strength. In order to improve strength you need to lift heavy in a low rep range i.e. 1-5 reps. Think about this: if it was easy to get big using those teeny weights, why would they make the bigger ones? Have you ever seen a big guy in the gym lifting those teeny weights endlessly?

    Gaining body weight does automatically equate to muscle gain. Body weight is fat+muscle. If done incorrectly body weight gain will be mostly fat. Fat gain may not be immediately apparent as you cannot decide on where to store fat. Your body will decide that. Fat is stored in 3 places : subcutaneous (under skin) intra-visceral (in between vital organs) and intra-muscular.

    Changing your body composition (fat+muscle ratio) is all about calories coupled with the right training program targeted towards your goal.


    It's "lose"; not "loose." ROFL.

    Low rep ranges DO NOT make for sarcoplasmic hypertrophy / bigness. Moderate rep ranges, and calories, make for size.

    Low rep ranges can strengthen tendons, and ligaments, as well as your CNS, but, do not give you size. Size is calories and reps.

    Study up on hypertrophy.

    Body composition is not about calories, but, rather, the presence the RIGHT calories, along with fat burning activity (weight training and HIIT is best). You have to fuel the furnace, and, to increase your activity level and get lean, YOU NEED MORE CALORIES TO SUSTAIN THAT FAT BURNING ACTIVITY AND PRESERVE YOUR MUSCLE. You can't starve and expect a fast metabolism. You have to energy your body with food. Low calories causes the famine syndrome which causes you metabolism to slow to a crawl (opposite of what you want), and your body to become a fat-storing, famine-fighting, machine.
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidYou have to energy your body with food.


    Energize. icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 27, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    chuckystud saidYou have to energy your body with food.


    Energize. icon_cool.gif



    BAHAHAHAHA
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:16 PM GMT
    Wow, why did this turn into a grammar/speling nazi thread?

    FWIW, I'm acutely aware that this using "me and the boyfriend" is incorrect grammar. Me is the objective form of I.

    I'm also aware that this is an internet forum, not the National Academy of Letters.