Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Thomas, what kind of rep range ? The participants in the study were working with 30% of 1RM max and, on average, were crapping out at 24 reps.
As an aside, did you know that lifting light weights turns you into a soccer fan ?
I've been doing basically three sets of 25 reps with about 60-70% of the weight I use for my heavy lifting.
For instance, my chest and tri workout begins with four sets of 25 at 135 on the bench. Have gotten up to three full sets of 25, but I always burn out on the fourth. The rest of the workout is basically the same. Doing weight that I can handle comfortably, but doing high enough reps that by the time I get to the end of the third set, I'm pretty much burning out.
I've been much, much more sorer than when I lift only heavy. For instance, I did my chest and tri workout on Monday... it's Sunday and I still have some slight lingering soreness in my chest (touch only, not movement soreness).
When I get into my heavy routine, I'm almost always fully recovered soreness-wise two days after a workout.