Low rep vs high rep...for deadlifts...no barbell!
Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:48 pm
Me and the wife have amassed a kettlebell collection at her request (we compromised as she didn't want a bench/bar/plates taking up so much room in our smaller townhouse) and for the most part, I'm pretty satisfied with it. You see, on exercises where I need a little more weight (so far our highest weighted kettlebell set is 62 lbs), I bought some chains where I basically chain two together and do a lift when it can be appropriate like one armed rows for instance so I don't need to rush out and buy a new set every month or so, as they get expensive. Basically I'm good to go with upper body in this regard, but even with this workaround, I still only get a little over 200 lb deadlifts in. I have heard of programs revolving around 20 rep deads and squats and was sort of wondering - is there any benefit to strength/size to this rep range, or is it merely just endurance after that, as is the common wisdom I always hear from lifters? Is there are way to do lifts when you have maxed out your current poundage that would maximize the benefit from the lower amount of weight (for instance, perform the lifting phase quicker, pausing in the middle of a rep for a couple of secs, or whatever)?