When working out is it better to lift less weight and more reps or more weight and less reps to gain muscle?
To gain mass you do more weight and less reps. To get ripped you do less weight and more reps.
To gain bulk, lower reps at higher weight. To gain lean muscle, higher reps at lower weights.Think of what a dead lifter looks like, versus a marathon runner. The dead lifter does high weight, the marathon runner high reps.
One builds strength and one builds size.
It all depends on what kind of body you're looking to build. My workout routine consist of lifting comfortable weights in a lot of reps. Along with lots of cardio and plyoI am trying to build a lean, toned, swimmer's body.
It's actually better to do less weight and more reps. If you use more weight, you have a higher chance of pulling a muscle or lifting the weight the wrong way.