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    Right so im a teen. Been lifting for nearly a year now. Is it better to focus on getting the perfect form correct or lift heavier weights with obviously still decent form but not as good? (For building muscle)


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    (Original post by Kyle98)
    Right so im a teen. Been lifting for nearly a year now. Is it better to focus on getting the perfect form correct or lift heavier weights with obviously still decent form but not as good? (For building muscle)


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    obviously you want to look like this
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    Mix it up, don't go to the gym and try and limit yourself to a certain method. You have different muscle fibres used for different kinds of training. If you want to gain the most amount of muscle then mix it up between light weights all the way to heavy weights to stimulate all of the fibres. Also it depends on yourself, for example my biceps respond best to very light weights but more reps which I only found out by experimenting, but I also incorporate heavy sets into my workouts. By varying your reps and weights your muscles never really get used to the way you train so you're constantly shocking your body.

    You should always train with decent form and if the weights are too heavy that you can't keep good form then lower the weights.
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    train with good form but focus on progressive overload
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    (Original post by Kyle98)
    Right so im a teen. Been lifting for nearly a year now. Is it better to focus on getting the perfect form correct or lift heavier weights with obviously still decent form but not as good? (For building muscle)


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    Is your aim size or stregth or both?

    The BASIC rule is for overall strength you'll be doing powerlifting style training in the 1-6 rep range with form that may slightly break down at times but not to a angerous amount.

    And for size you'd be doing much lighter work for higher reps and shorter rests to get more volume/hypertrophy.
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    There's no such thing as perfect form. Practice safe form and get stronger

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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    There's no such thing as perfect form. Practice safe form and get stronger

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    For you maybe.
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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    For you maybe.
    nice callout :yy:
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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    For you maybe.
    I'll start being biased when ref you two.

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    (Original post by thefatone)
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    *looks at username* ... my senses are picking up someone jealous :laugh:

    Don't hate.... #ForeverMirin
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    *looks at username* ... my senses are picking up someone jealous :laugh:

    Don't hate.... #ForeverMirin
    LOL (i actually chucked a little)

    I'm quite the contrary actually, i'm not at all really that fat i would call myself tubby o.o
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    LOL (i actually chucked a little)

    I'm quite the contrary actually, i'm not at all really that fat i would call myself tubby o.o
    I'm just joking :lol: #banter

    Sorry if you took it seriously
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    I'm just joking :lol: #banter

    Sorry if you took it seriously
    I don'toffended easily it's ok
 
 
 
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