Training heavy is something that people ask about all the time. It is sometimes a controversial topic. I personally believe that training heavy is essential at times. I am going to give you 5 reasons why training heavy is so essential in my mind.
#1 – You Will Torch Body Fat
Lifting heavy builds mounds of muscle. That muscle works full time to burn fat from your body. In addition, heavy weights get us breathing hard and that increases our heart rate. These things combined will aid in burning fat.
#2 – You Will Get More Shredded
As #1 says, the body fat will come off and the side effect of that is you will look more shredded. People will be in awe of your leannes. All of this comes from pushing around some seriously heavy weight. Training heavy is going to help you get shredded.
#3 – Your Strength Will Increase Faster
Pushing yourself by training heavy will see a faster increase in your strength levels. You will see that from the start of a heavy lifting cycle until the end, strength will increase dramatically.
#4 – You Will Burn More Calories
Training heavy increases post-workout energy consumption tremendously. You are going to see a burn for much longer when you really are training heavy. Again, this is going to help you burn fat faster.
#5 – You Will Be More Consistent
Training heavy will force you to compete with your previous numbers. This constant competition is going to keep you more consistent. Consistency is the key to positive change.
My conclusion is that training heavy is something everyone needs to include in their training programs. It doesn't need to be all the time. I personally believe in adding a heavy cycle to my training at least 12 weeks a year. It works. It is simple. It is effective.