Changing up lifting from heavy, light, or moderate?
Just wondering how many of you out there have tried something like this.
Lift heavy for a few weeks, then switch to light with more reps, then moving it up to moderate weight and finally lifting heavy again.
Just wondering if i should change my routine up a bit every few weeks or so in this manner. I currently change the exercies up every 6 to 8 weeks, but wondering if this would help as well. kind of in a plateau with my chest, and might try this out. also read this in a book.
light: 10 to 15 reps (for two weeks)
moderate: 8 to 12 reps (for two weeks)
heavy: 6 to 8 reps (for two weeks)
then repeat, or switch routine up a bit
Well it depends on relative to your goals. NASM touts varied periodized training. Its good to change the rep range as well as the exercise to create a periodized program. ACSM and nsca tout periodized training as well
Depends on what your goal is. There are all different schemes depending on you specific goal.. Power.. Strength...Hypertrophy etc.. If you dont have a specific goal, then you goal should be not doing the same thing all the time. The same lifts, same sets, same reps, same tempo. etc.