New research suggests lighter loads can be just as effective, but with lower risk of injury than heavy loads.
Personally, my experience agrees with the results of the study. I find that the secret to building muscle is to lift on a regular basis. The amount of weight doesn't matter so much.
BLX Blade 98. 13.69 oz., 12.55", 369 SW. 16x20 (outer mains skipped)
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