Yeah I agree but I think it depends on which body part your working (all things being equal and assuming everyone has the same basic genetics). For example, my delts fatigue pretty quickly so I can't do 20 reps with 70-75% on those. To work my delt muscles to deep failure I either have to cheat or strip weight off/down.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany
From reading this study they focused on hypertrophy in the legs using higher reps with less weight. From my own experience I can see that being true. However, what about the pecs? Striping the bench press down to 30% 1RM is basically doing pushups (for someone already in condition). I have a tough time believing that pushups for higher reps is as effective at building the pecs as heavy barbell bench presses.
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?