Intensity or volume?

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    Lukas Gylys

    Hello coach, i recently been thinking and having debates that lifting lower weight with more reps is same as lifting heavy weights (more intensity) when we talking about hypertrophy. Research doesn’t back it up either, as it only mentions that muscle failure is the only driver for muscle growth… Could you elaborate on this or maybe you have any research which states that weight load matters more than just reps, as I’m very interested in it myself and I believe that this is main driver for muscle growth:)

    George L

    I have to do 12+ reps and fail on every set to feel anything. After training 10+yrs and pretty much reaching my biological size limit, if I do 3 sets of 6-8 reps I get nothing out of it. No soreness, no muscle fatigue, nothing. Everybody is different but I would recommend you to look up videos from Dr. Mike from Renaissance Periodization on YouTube on ideal sets and reps. He has the best info out there based on actual science. He will tell you the ideal Hypertrophy range as backed up by research is 12-20reps. NOT 6-8.

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