Building Muscle Doesn’t Require Lifting Heavy Weights, Studies Show

ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2012) — Weight training at a lower intensity but with more repetitions may be as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights says a new opinion piece in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120426110252.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Ffitness+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Health+%26+Medicine+News+–+Fitness%29

ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2010) — Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter weights. The secret is to pump iron until you reach muscle fatigue.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100811125943.htm

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