I know there is probably not a "black or white"-answer to this question, but I will ask nevertheless (I tried the search, but probably used the wrong keywords)...
Is there a recommendation which exercises should not be done with heavy load? I think I read somewhere that isolation-exercises shouldn`t be trained with high intensity (lets say in the range of 1-5 reps)?
Also when looking at some strength-programmes, like Starting Strength or StrongLifts 5x5 (for beginners) or 5/3/1 or others for intermediate lifters most of them concentrate on some mainlifts (squat, deadlift, press, bench press) for strength and leave rowing movements or vertical pulling (for example) for assistance in a lower rep-range.
(An exception to this is SL 5x5 (perhaps some others I don`t know) where bent-over-row is part of the high intensity exercises.)
So is there a "rule" or reasoning which exercises should be trained in a lower rep-range?
Thanks for your answers in advance.
I wouldn't go less than 8 reps on any single joint exercises, except maybe curls or leg curls. Definitely wouldn't go <8 on triceps exercises or shoulder raises.
for everything else it just sort of depends on what you are training for. Olympic lifters/powerlifters/strength enthusiasts need to train the big lifts at a higher % of their max than physique enthusiasts. Assistance stuff I think should be done for high reps regardless of goals. Most powerlifting programs that I've seen have had some sort of high rep assistance work programmed in.
It's also worth considering that higher reps will be easier on your joints.