Lighter Weights Vs. Heavier Weights


It has long been thought that strength training performed using heavier weights where the muscle fatigue is reached between 8-12 reps was the only way to build muscle. However, a recent study conducted at McMaster University found that there is another way to get the physique you want.

The study followed two groups of experienced weight lifters. One group followed the traditional formula of strength training. The second group performed the same exercises over a period of a few months, but the second group lifted lighter weights. This group reached muscle fatigue between 20-25 reps.

The two groups saw the same results in muscle tone in nearly all exercises. This is good news for many people looking to build muscle, but who might be wary of lifting heavy weights and risking injury.

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What kind of personal training studio is right for you?

There are things to consider when choosing the type of workout that fits your needs and preferences.  Our Long Beach personal training studio is fully equipped with high-quality FreeMotion equipment.  Our studio also includes lots of free-weights and small apparatus fitness equipment.  Our smith rack machine is rated for all types of strength training.  Let one of our personal trainers give you a tour of our accommodations.