There is a common belief amongst people that you need to go ultra heavy to build muscle. They think muscle tissues are only damaged under heavy loads. Broscientists around the world can be credited for this misconception.
The only thing you have a high chance at while lifting heavy is an injury. Your muscles don’t know what weights you’re using. It only knows exhaustion, failure, and annihilation. It’s your mind and your ego which knows how much weight is on the bar.
More often than not, people lift heavy to impress someone. Notice guys lifting more than usual when a hot chick walks by. Unrequired grunting and moaning follow this egoistic behavior. Not to forget their bad form.
Some exercises can be more dangerous as compared to the others when it comes to the risk of an injury. Going heavy on these exercises increases your chances of getting hurt. Having control over the weights while performing an exercise is incredibly important.
No matter who is spotting you, always use a weight you can control. It’s not guaranteed that your spotter can control the weights and save you from an accident. Drop your ego off at the door when entering the gym and remain injury free.
Take It Easy And Stop Going Heavy On These 4 Exercises
Squats is one of the most dangerous exercises you can do in the gym. What can be riskier than having big weights on your back when you want to train to failure? An accident with this exercise can be more brutal than most other exercises.
It’s commendable if you want to test your limits by going heavy on squats but don’t forget your limits. There are chances your spotter might not be able to control and lift the weight off of you if you hit failure at the bottom of the movement.
Let’s be clear, this doesn’t mean you should stop squatting. We just say that you need to be mindful of your capabilities and use weights you can control. If doing 12 reps with a weight is too easy, you can increase the number of repetitions as compared to the weights.