Beginner Bodybuilders With Poor Results: Lifting Heavy?

August 31st, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Many veteran bodybuilders see just bad form with overly heavy weights. This research by Dr. Stephen Glass of Grande Valley State University may come as a shock. He found that beginner athletes(which can include bodybuilders in this study) often lifted too lightly to see a result. If your weight is not within about 2/3 of your 1 rep max then your weight is too light to see real significant muscle gains.