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    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.

    example:
    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

    let me know your thoughts or comments on this

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    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

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    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.

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    Sounds like HST to me

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