10 Reasons Why You NEED to LIFT HEAVY to Build Muscle
Guy’s I’m about to give away some really great stuff. In case you guys don’t know me I’m Max and I think I’ve done pretty well for myself as a natural lifter training in the meathead capital of the world right here in New Jersey. And…You know what… I’m really tired of not being straight up about what made me gain more muscle mass in the gym than anything else I can possibly attribute those results too.
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And the reason why I haven’t been 100% straight up on this topic is because the studies agree with my theory of what it takes to build muscle as a natural lifter however the studies also say that there’s more than one way to effectively build muscle… which….i don’t agree with. And I really like to go by the books and you know…. tell you guys about the information I get out of studies. But it’s funny because my experience completely doesn’t match up with these studies. Let me get to the bottom line I’m going to tell you something right now that you may not believe but I know its a hundred percent true. And that truth is….as a natural you’ll only EFFECTIVELY build bigger muscles with heavy weight training. Even if it means breaking form and doing some sloppy reps at the end of your set….. and I know right now all the form-obsessed people are like “whoa you just went too far bud.” But you know what I’m tired of pretending that having perfect form is going to be the most effective way to build muscle. Because it’s not…. at least not for Naturals. Of course form is super important, but it’s not something you should be obsessed over. And I’ve been surrounded by the perfect form group and the lightweight high rep group telling me my whole life that I’ve been lifting wrong as I slowly got stronger and more muscular than them. Once I started seeing some serious results the same group of people jumped to the conclusion that the only reason why I was able to make better gains than them was because I had Superior genetics. Not the heavy weight lifting, the genetics gifts were of course the cause of the gains. Does this look like a Greek god with Superior genetics……….. I didn’t think so. But the way that I went from that to where I am now was not by maintaining perfect form with light weights. It was by doing a lot of cheat reps and using weight that made my form sloppy at times and hitting failure a lot. Now the general consensus about building muscle according to many people in the fitness industry is that building muscle is all about volume. And weight load or “intensity” is believed to be just one of the ways that you can increase volume. Other than intensity there’s still reps, sets, total exercises done, and training frequency. Volume is also known as “work” so the accepted theory right now is that overall the more work your muscles get the more your muscles are going to grow. And even though I agree with that theory, work is definitely required to have your muscles grow, I don’t believe that sets reps exercises and training frequency deserve as much credit as intensity or weight load when the goal is to build muscle naturally. Steroid using lifters can gain a lot of muscle from doing plenty of “work” with lighter weight, and higher reps and it works for them. But it’s so stupid that all you natural lifters, you guys that wanna be natty brah…well you guys end up looking for the most jacked guy’s YouTube Channel… you know all the guys on YouTube that you know are on steroids and you go there to learn how to get bigger naturally. I have news for you their tactics are for other people on steroids. Building muscle is all about protein synthesis. Steroid users have an enhanced level of protein synthesis 24/7 but a natural lifter needs to stimulate protein synthesis with the workout itself. Now Even though sets reps exercises and frequency are still important factors to consider intensity or weight load is the most important for naturals.
My passion for fitness began when I was 14 years old. I naturally fell in love with training and haven’t stopped since. At 18 years I acquired my first personal training certification from ACE after which I opened my first gym in 2011, Gravity Training Zone. I'm now in the process of opening up my third location! I love to share my knowledge through personal training, my online courses, and youtube channel now with over 100,000 subscribers! I'm always here for my customers so if you need help don't hesitate to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org