It’s probably the most widely-shared piece of advice you hear in the gym – “lift big to get big.” Conventional thinking says that lifting light is good only for two reasons:
- You are rehabbing an injury
- It’s a means to an end – lifting heavy.
But truth of the matter is, lifting lighter weights can be an effective method in itself if you want to put on muscle. In fact, not only has research shown that lifting lighter offers results that are comparable to lifting big, but logically speaking, it offers more advantages too.
Here are five advantages to lifting light: