𝙃𝙊𝙒 𝙈𝘼𝙉𝙔 𝙍𝙀𝙋𝙎 𝙎𝙃𝙊𝙐𝙇𝘿 𝙔𝙊𝙐 𝘿𝙊? By @tommaccormick
NOTE. I wrote an article for @breakingmuscle covering this subject a while back. Then I saw someone on @instagram gram do a cool visual representation like this ⬆️. I can’t remember who it was so can’t give credit. If you know then tag them so I can give credit where it’s due.
Anyway, on to the rep selection info... Some exercises lend themselves to heavy weights and lower reps. Your big three are obvious examples. These exercises can act as indicators of your programs overall efficacy. If numbers are going up here, then good things are happening.
All too often though, I see guys apply the same logic to their assistance work, chasing PRs on isolation lifts and single leg work. That doesn’t make sense. These assistance lifts are there to assist the big stuff. With these lifts, it is key that you can maintain tension on the target muscles, control the weight, and use a full range of motion (ROM) to activate the muscles throughout that whole ROM. If you chase numbers too aggressively on these lifts, you tend to find other muscle groups kicking in to do the work that shift the emphasis away from where you want it. So, don't do assistance exercises using loads that are comparable to that of your big lifts.
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