Popular opinion be damned: You can combine heavy weights and high repetitions for maximum power and muscle gains

You may not have the strength of eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, but that doesn't mean you can't train like him, at least in one key regard: the number of reps you do per set.

Coleman often takes every set into the 12-15 range. While for most bodybuilders, that would entail using relatively light weight, the towering Texan slaps on poundage not for the faint of heart, going heavy and hard every working set. And he doesn't stop at 6-8 reps on his †