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    I've heard this so many times and its probably true that you should lift heavy weights to gain muscle but surely you have to progress according to your own strength?

    I mean for example, a person who has never lifted a weight and is generally weak cannot start lifting 10kg dumbbells just like that?

    Wouldn't it be better to start low and work yourself upwards?

    This is just a general question and any replies will be appreciated.
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    Heavy is all relative to you, quite obv a person new to lifting wont come in and squat 200kg, if your lifting weights at about your 5 rep max then this weight is pretty heavy relative to you and will help gain strength
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    Linear progression.

    Obviously everyone have to start off low, some lower than others.
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    Heavy means heavy for you. Why does nobody get this?
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    (Original post by shark67)
    I mean for example, a person who has never lifted a weight and is generally weak cannot start lifting 10kg dumbbells just like that?
    I cannot think why a beginner would ever need 10kg dumbbells.

    Lifting heavy does not refer to the absolute weights that you are lifting. What it does mean is that you are doing less reps per set.
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    And 'lifting heavy' only refers to dumbbell curls.
 
 
 
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