BIG Weight = BIG Gains

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    Jan 18, 2007 11:04 PM GMT
    hey I was just wondering something i'm realitivly new to weight lifting, even though i've been around these boards a bit anyway i've started lifting about mid november 2006 and to date i have noticed a few gains in muscle size on my biceps and chest but nothing major now i know this takes time etc.. but i was just wondering if someone lifts heavy weights will this person get bigger gains quicker than someone lifting lighter weights.

    i.e in my situation i'm realitively weak i cant do huge weights e.g biceps curls; 12kg DB, bench press; 14kg DB, Squat; 30kg, lat pulldown 38kg, leg extension; 35kg.

    i want to be able to lift heavier weights so i was thinking of taking a supplement maybe something from the maximuscle range. anyone here anything about this company? also do you think this will help with me lifting heavier or is it just a case of give it time to build it up!

    I'm trying to gain as much muscle as possible by the summer or at the latest by my birthday in october. going by the above weights how much do you muscle do ye think i'll be able to gain in this time?

    i'm also eating pretty right i'm using the abs diet for my eating plan althogh i am following the plan for weight training at the moment i dont think it is what i am in need of at the moment. anyone suggest any worout routine i should follow?

    sorry for it been a long post but needed to get it done cheers guys any advice is much appreciated as always i really admire how some of ye have changed your bodies and in doing so your lives i want to achieve that to!!
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    May 30, 2007 9:02 PM GMT
    Actually, low reps support strength, and muscle fiber density. Moderate range (8-15) supports size. Overall hypertrophy is generally a function of local muscular endurance. You can read about the 3 main types of muscle fibers.

    Let me make a point: ever seen a power lifter? Dense muscles, but, in the lighter classes, not big at all. Every see a bodybuilder? Note the differences in how they train. The powerlifter, while not bigger, trains for 1RM (rep max), or 3RM , using periodization, if he's smart. The bodybuilder does higher reps, and may drop to 6 reps on occassion but knows that low rep training won't generally make him bigger, but, will make him stronger. The bodybuilder, though, seeks a volumized muscle (I've been called a pump artist.) Every see a high biker (the kind you pedal), or a football player that pushes a blocking sled around every afternoon. Note that they have HUGE legs from that local muscular endurance.

    I'm afraid the post right before this one is in error, and leaves you misinformed.
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    May 30, 2007 9:04 PM GMT
    A good source for some of this stuff is the NASM. If you really want to learn about this, take their course, or Cooper in Dallas.

    You'll learn about all that.