High reps, Lightweight vs Low reps, Heavyweight: Which is better??

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Types of Muscle Fibers in our body

Muscles in the body are divided into three categories based on their functions: Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscles. Skeletal muscles provide mobility to the body; Cardiac muscles allow for movement of blood; and finally, the Smooth muscles allow for the motion of hollow organs such as the esophagus, stomach, and bladder.

Low Reps with Heavier Weight

The traditional method for gaining muscle mass, for both men and women alike, is to lift heavier weights and gradually increase the amount of weight over time. It actually works.

High Reps with Lighter weight

Exercising with lighter weights triggers our slow-twitch muscles. The amount of weight you handle is about 50–60% of your one-rep max. This isn’t enough weight to promote a response from the Type 2 muscle fibers, where the potential for big growth resides.

Which one is better?

Confusingly, the answer is both.

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Ayush Agrawal

Ayush Agrawal

2× Top Writer | Nutritional Advisor at Biomarked | IIT Indore https://www.instagram.com/_.health._.waala_/