Light Weights are Better for Getting Stronger

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25 thoughts on “Light Weights are Better for Getting Stronger”

  1. Light weights are good to use the first 2 sets, then go stronger on the
    last set, that makes you get stronger.

  2. So is Elliot pretty much saying to flex and squeeze and create tension with
    all you got when lifting, regardless of the amount of weight? What exactly
    does he mean? appreciate it if someone would fill me in, I’m new to this.
    Thanks

  3. David Fininzio

    I feel like people get to technical with this stuff. Just lift till you
    can’t lift anymore haha. you will make gains

  4. Richard Tijerina

    been 138, got to 148, i bench 185 and squat 205. im a skinny guy never had
    a belly.
    straight up, i work out to LOOK thicker period.
    Timeless saying of “Lift larger get bigger” is what i’ve went by.

    It seems that what you are saying helps when you are already near the shape
    you want to fill, but want to rise above that plateau?
    or am i wrong, and this light weights will apply in my situation?

  5. Imagine if we can see Elliott, Hodge Twins, Mike Chang, Frank Yang, CT
    Fletcher, Frank Medrano all in one video together. Men that’s like the
    Dragonballs Z

  6. The good thing about you is that your not that person who is huge and have
    no idea what your talking, your one of those person that is huge but also
    smart

  7. Konstantin Ozerinsky

    What people are missing is that the strength vs hypertrophy dichotomy only
    applies at the upper end of physiological performance. If you take someone
    who never worked out before, then you will build strength and size no
    matter what you do. Only when you approach your physiological limit do you
    have to make choices about what you want to maximize at the cost of
    something else. In other words, the dichotomy only matters when you look
    like Elliot. Until then, just keep lifting, and you’ll gain in both.

  8. haha “i’m always contradicting myself everything is relative” . Good line
    .He didn’t even have to think about that one and he has absolutely no need
    to chop up his video to make him look intelligent wich he obviously is
    unlike Mike “no abs” Chang

  9. Adrian Bargen

    I’ve never fully understood why, but it is almost like i have to get two or
    three solid sets in before I am even at full strength. Seems like the
    larger muscle group i’m working the more of a warmup I need to be able to
    comfortably move my working weight. I also discovered that for my large
    muscle groups, 6 to 10 reps in 3 to 5 sets work amazing, but in my small
    muscle groups, i get more strength and growth if i do 5 to 10 sets of 15 to
    20. Everyone’s body is different.

  10. nicky hansard

    +strengthcamp Hey Elliot could it possibly because the speed of the
    movement? With a heavy weight you’re usually going as fast as you can
    within the limits of proper technique (it may be a slow movement but the
    CNS is still trying to move the weight as fast as possible), with a lower
    weight you usually have to purposefully slow down and perhaps that’s why
    you usually won’t see the same kind of strength progress from a lower
    weight.

    What if instead of doing a weight for 5 reps slowly, you did a weight for
    12 reps much faster (so that you don’t have to do like you did in this
    video and trick the CNS into activating more of the CNS?) I think that
    might fire the CNS in a similar way. Thoughts?

    BTW I train low rep and high rep/endurance (less than 3 reps usually or
    more than 12) because I believe in most areas of life (especially sports)
    that’s more than likely what the average person will require e.g. getting
    into a high vehicle, squatting to pick something up, stepping somebody on
    the football field, driving somebody backwards in a tackle, that sudden
    surge of speed required to catch a wave while surfing or conversely walking
    up a flight of stairs, following the play during football, walking up a
    slight hill to the corner store, maintaining your position while surfing
    with a current etc. personally I can’t think of many situations when the
    mid range reps would actually come in handy and it also tends to increase
    muscular weight unproportionally to strength. There are definitely examples
    when mid range reps are king but they’re more likely the exception rather
    than the rule.

    I’ve lost weight but gotten stronger, with little muscular development.
    Almost 2x body weight ATG squat and deep bench following this approach but
    in the mid rep range I’m not very impressive but I can bench 90% of my body
    weight a couple dozen times. Just wanted to ask, do you exclusively train
    strength or a combination?

  11. houseofaction

    Bruce Lee believed in repetition he would often do 12 sets of 100 or
    sometimes 100 sets of 12(reps) each time the weight would vary but some
    times it was not very much weight but none the less he was doing large
    quantities of lifting but in reps not weight and he was very strong 

  12. Your muscles don’t recognize the weight, they only know the stress they are
    put under. That is why Time Under Tension and perfect form are the most
    important when it comes to gaining muscle. I see too many people in my gym
    lifting weights that are too heavy, with terrible form.. they won’t see no
    kind of gains any time soon. 

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