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Old 04-18-2014, 11:39 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by bluewater87 View Post
I'll try the less reps more sets approach.

Good to know.
For some reason i thought that your muscles get stronger while they are healing, and that it is somewhat wasteful if you go work them out again before they are healed.
Common misunderstanding. If you have worked your muscles past fatigue levels, as it is done in bodybuilding style workouts (8-15 reps, moderate weights), muscles mainly get bigger, not stronger. How can they get strong while they are busy repairing torn fibers?

Strong means you have to make your muscles adapt to heavy weights progressively, while avoiding fatigue as much as possible. This automatically calls for low rep/high intensity style workouts.
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