I am attempting to build muscle for overall body tone and strength, and to aid weight loss. I am not looking to compete or get involved in an endurance sport.
I am interested to know which methods are better to meet my specific goals.
Is it better to lift heavier weight with fewer reps and sets, or lift less weight for more reps and sets?
Currently I lift at a certain weight for 10 reps. When I can do 5 sets, I increase the weight.
Is it better to do more reps at a fast pace, or fewer reps at a slower pace?
I am never jerky or let the machine "pull" me when I work out, but I have found I can do more reps if I do them in quick smooth motions as opposed to slower motions. Which is best?