June 22, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor

I hear this statement all the time - “heavy weights with low repetitions will bulk you up while light weights with high repetitions will tone you up.”   Is there a difference in these two types of training?  Yes, but it’s not about the way you look, it’s about muscle strength vs. muscle endurance. 

Doing less repetitions with more weight will help you increase your strength. Doing more repetitions with lighter weights will help you build up endurance. And the truth is, in the real world, you need both and use both in your everyday life. 

Chris Freytag
 

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