When you read about the incredible feats of the many old time strongman – and then you study their books – you will certainly notice that many of them recommend high rep exercises with very light weights, and only in the end occasionally mention lifting the heavy weights.
Did really Sandow achieved his incredible feats of strength by lifting light dumbbells?
“Russian Lion” George Hackenschmidt, legendary strongman and wrestler, was truly an all-round lifter. He used barbells, dummbells, and kettlebells, and practiced all kinds of grinds and quick lifts.
Does your sport demands high levels of absolute strength?
Do you want to gain more muscle?
Do you love the adrenaline rush of heavy lifting?
Then you must train with barbell, says Pavel Tsatsouline, StrongFirst chairman.