A version of this article originally appeared on BroScience.
As lifting bros, we all want to be as jacked as possible. It’s in our nature. We were born for this, and I’m here to help you get better. In addition to looking good, many of us are interested in learning how to train like an athlete, and build a dangerously powerful body.
If you’ve read the countless articles on websites and in magazines, detailing your favorite bodybuilder’s workout routine, you’ve probably seen a whole lot of high-rep, pump-inducing training. 3 sets of 10-15 on all exercises, or you’ll never make gains. Get the pump.
While this high volume training has it’s place, there are other ways to train, and incorporating a mix of varying training styles can help you reach your goals faster. It’s best to use a mix of heavy weights, medium weights, and light weights, with varying amounts of time under tension, if you want to take advantage of all the ways you can induce muscle growth.
Why Mix Reps In Your Training?
A combination of low-rep, heavy strength training, and moderate to high rep, medium weight training is the best route if you want to maximize size AND strength.…