Lift weight, not too much, most of the days
By OLGA KHAZAN THE ATLANTICNews
Have you ever tried to grease the groove?
Greasing the groove, as Pavel Tsatsouline explains it, means not working your muscles to the point of failure.
A common idea in weightlifting is that you should lift until you can’t do another rep, purposely damaging muscle tissues so they grow back bigger. But muscle failure, Tsatsouline writes in his 1999 book, Power to the People! Russian Strength Training Secrets for Every American, “is more than unnecessary—it is counterproductive!”
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