And in this case 4-6 reps isn’t a strength set because of the speed at which you’re lifting, the time under tension dictates that it’s a hypertrophy set, and a great one at that.Note: You can use this same method for any exercise, increasing tension, you can do it with your pull-ups or push-ups or bench press (with a bar) or squat (push your heels outward or inward depending on where you want to create the tension).
And so, I’ve had to adjust my training, and the article that follows will help you adjust yours so that even if you’re faced with the same predicament you’ll be able to not only save your workouts, but increase your results. In this article you’ll not only learn how to build more muscle with lighter weights when lighter weights are all you have, but you’ll discover how to build more muscle, period, by using your body to increase the tension in the muscles you’re training, heavy weights not needed.
Light weights aren’t the enemy, tension is the obstacle, if we create more of it we create more muscle damage and if we create more muscle damage we build more muscle.
Aim for anywhere between 4-12 reps with this tempo, the faster the tempo the higher your rep range should be.
With that, the best workout is the one you’re not doing because it’s the stuff you’ve never done that will give your body, that wonderful organism that adapts to the demands that are placed upon it, a different look and something entirely new to adapt and grow in response to.
So if you’ve never done a set of say, 100 reps before, then that’s a great set.