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  • 11-30-17, 3:46 am (EST)

    Strength Training v. Muscle Building

    November 30, 2017, 3:46 am

    Hi Scott! 

     

    While watching your videos on the differences on strength training v. muscle building I got a bit confused.

    Can I say that muscle building requires doing a lot of muscle damage per set whereas strength trainging would focus on getting the number of repititions completed in every set (generally lower number of reps)?

     

     

     

    To simplify this question, I will give you 2 scenarios and you can tell me which one is strength training and which one is for muscle gain? Also rectify me if I got anything wrong

     

    A) I start off with 12.5 kg. Do 7 reps. Give 30 seconds rest and then start off with 10 kg. Do 7 reps. give 30 seconds rest again and end with 7 reps of 7.5 kg. Basically by the end of it I get completely exhausted.

     

     

     

    B) I start of with 10 kg; do 6 reps (even if I can perhaps do 10 reps; maybe even more; because I want save it for the other sets)

         the resting time may go upto 1-2 minutes. I repeat with 10 kg and the same number of reps. And likewise pull out another 2 sets of this.

     

     

    Just thought I'd ask this because it's better than spending empty hours in the gym if muscle gain is the aim. right?

     

    Cheers guys πŸ˜ƒ 

  • 12-03-17, 4:46 pm (EST)

    Strength Training v. Muscle Building

    December 3, 2017, 4:46 pm
    Posted by: Arjun17

    Hi Scott! 

     

    While watching your videos on the differences on strength training v. muscle building I got a bit confused.

    Can I say that muscle building requires doing a lot of muscle damage per set whereas strength trainging would focus on getting the number of repititions completed in every set (generally lower number of reps)?

     

     

     

    To simplify this question, I will give you 2 scenarios and you can tell me which one is strength training and which one is for muscle gain? Also rectify me if I got anything wrong

     

    A) I start off with 12.5 kg. Do 7 reps. Give 30 seconds rest and then start off with 10 kg. Do 7 reps. give 30 seconds rest again and end with 7 reps of 7.5 kg. Basically by the end of it I get completely exhausted.

     

     

     

    B) I start of with 10 kg; do 6 reps (even if I can perhaps do 10 reps; maybe even more; because I want save it for the other sets)

         the resting time may go upto 1-2 minutes. I repeat with 10 kg and the same number of reps. And likewise pull out another 2 sets of this.

     

     

    Just thought I'd ask this because it's better than spending empty hours in the gym if muscle gain is the aim. right?

     

    Cheers guys πŸ˜ƒ 

    @arjun17 Hey man, you have got this pretty much spot on! If you can use the same weight through all your sets, it's not to say you won't be building muscle, just that you won't be maximizing your results because there probably won't be much muscle breakdown.

     

    However, you shouldn't just plan to lift lighter weights. Lift as heavy as you can for each set, and only lower the weight when you need to. For example, you might be able to do 2 sets with 12.5kg at 7 reps, and then on the 3rd set you only get 5 reps, at which point you would reduce the weight to get all your reps done. You still want to make sure you hit all your reps no matter what goal you're training for.

     

    For strength training, you would actually probably increase the weight as you move through your sets so that your final set is failry tough.

     

    Make sense?

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  • 12-04-17, 7:28 am (EST)

    Strength Training v. Muscle Building

    December 4, 2017, 7:28 am

    Yes Scott! Got it! Thanks a ton 😊 

  • 12-04-17, 4:32 pm (EST)

    Strength Training v. Muscle Building

    December 4, 2017, 4:32 pm
    Posted by: Arjun17

    Yes Scott! Got it! Thanks a ton 😊 

    Great! Keep crushing your workouts @arjun17 😁 πŸ’ͺ 

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