Hi Gorgeous readers!
Let me remind you of….
It is not about HOW MUCH WEIGHTS you use when you lift weights to build muscles.
it is all about HOW to lift to give the working muscle as much resistance as possible.
Let me clear this out for you.
Let say you want to gain bigger thighs,squat would do so good for your quads development if you do it the correct way.
You have to know what muscle you want to target,this example, we want to target quads.
In order for your quads to work as much as possible during the lift,you need to use a light weight to help concentrate on your quads only.
When you use light weights for your quads,then you won’t need too much of assisted(secondary) muscles to help with the lift,and your quads will get to work as hard as they should do without getting help from other muscles which would result in less work for your quads.
Less work=less muscles.
If you do heavy squats,your back,hamstrings and glutes will help a lot more to lift the weights,and you wont get 100% quad work,because now you will “share” the work with three other muscles.
I can give another example…
Let say you and your other three friends are going to move a furniture (let’s pic a table),
If you try to lift the table on your own,you need to work a lot harder right?
If you and your three friends lift the table at the same time, it will be a lot easier for you.
Let say you lift this table on a regular basis,will you get more muscles from lifting alone or the help from your friends?
Of course if you lift it on your own.
Regardless of what muscle group you want to gain,have this in mind ” I will not share this work”.
Try to isolate that muscle in every single exercise if your goal is to gain more muscles in that area.
This is absolutely one of the BIGGEST reason why people stay small even if they lift heavy.
They really don’t use the muscle to 100%.
And if someone is BIG and lift heavy,that means that person have a good muscle connection and know how to use the muscle.
I am not impressed by how much weights someone lift,I am impressed how the person physique looks like through weight training.
Because soooooo many people can lift soooo much but still look like sticks or it does not look like she/he lift.
So again,think about what you want,gains or strength? because these are two different things.
By the way…
I only lift 20 kg (44 lbs) for back squats,below parallel with 1 sec stop in 15 reps,and I use my QUADS to get it up,no help from my back by pushing with my back,no help by poking out my butt to press myself up, no I use QUADS,and I am sooo fried after one set.
People compliment my legs often live,and say that I have big legs and ask “HOW MUCH CAN YOU LIFT WITH THOSE LEGS”
And most people are shocked when I say “20 kg” 🙂
In fact,I train lighter than most of the people,but it is heavy for the specific muscle I train,and that is exactly what I want!
I want to grow,not to be strong.