<div> (Lol @ Mar. 07 2008,17:06)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE"><div> (lcars @ Mar. 07 2008,20:49)</div><div id="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div id="QUOTE">to me if you are using less effort to move a weight(80%) than you should be then you are not in an optimal environment for hypertrophy you are just maintaning.the body needs new or more demanding stimulie to grow and adapt.</div> But then, surely, you are back to the argument that fatigue is more important than work done or strain on the muscle tissue? I thought that argument had been laid to rest a long time ago? (But maybe that was in a galaxy far, far away? )</div> i just think that work done (enough volume) and strain (close to 100% effort per rep scheme) done in a progressive manner is the best way to induce hypertrophy. you have to reduce how many x per week you train each bp or find another way round it, like short cycles. and to clarify, when i say 100% effort i dont mean to balls out failure and beyond, as this could/would effect the cns and along with fatigue there could be an increased chance of injury.