This month we have emphasized the vital importance of strengthening your stabilizer muscles, which greatly aides in preventing injury.
One of the ways we do this in our upper body workout is suggesting you use lighter weights then you normally use, because the focus is to increase the reps to create muscle fatigue, it also allows you to focus on proper form and body alignment.
* Higher reps have the effect of increasing blood flow in muscle tissue, the more reps you do the more your body responds by increasing capillary density in the targeted muscles, which sets the stage for further muscle growth.
· Lifting with light weights puts much less stress on your joints and tendon, thus diminishing the risk of injury
· Light weights allows you to do more reps which builds strength and helps to shape and define leaner muscles