Ways That Lifting Heavy Weight Boosts Muscle Strength

Lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training, researchers suggests. The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor neurons cells that send electrical signals to muscle adapt to high versus low-load weight training. The findings showed that despite similar increases in muscle thickness, high-load training may be superior for enhancing muscle strength than low-load training.

The nervous system activates more of the motor neurons or excites them more frequently when subjected to high-load training. This increased excitation could account for the greater strength gains despite comparable growth in muscle mass, the researchers said. If you're trying to increase strength whether you're a gym rat or an athlete training with high loads is going to result in greater strength adaptations.

Although, low-load training remains a viable option for those looking to simply build mass or avoid putting extreme stress on joints, still, when it comes to building strength especially amid a busy schedule heavier is better.High-load training is more efficient" and "it's more time-efficient. We're seeing greater strength adaptations. And now we're seeing greater neural adaptations.