Thread: Weights info
9/21/2006 10:57pm, #11
Originally Posted by PirateJon
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- herndon, va, usa
- karate / bjj
9/22/2006 8:56am, #12
What Rush said. I'd also say there's better ways to hit those other muscles than with a modified BP.You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
9/22/2006 6:25pm, #13
I tried the thumb parallel once, and I don't think I'll try it again... you know, you can't always count on luck.
9/22/2006 8:33pm, #14
Originally Posted by namaste
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9/23/2006 2:09am, #15
While the goals thingy is hip and all, I'd say it depends on the subject's experience with weights.
I mean, this being and MA forum, many people jump on the "no sarcoplasmatic (sp?) hypertrophy, please!" wagon, and tend to recommend loew reps for newbies with the weights.
I'm not sure somebody who has never touched a dumbell should do less than 8 reps, or even 12 reps to get started in this discipline. I know some people don't want to get buff (becasue they want to stick to certain weight division, or something like that), but it's not like you're gonna pack a ton of muscle in a few weeks with moderate/high reps.
I'd say multisets at 12 reps, not reaching concentric failure is a good way to start, specially if you're not proficent enough at certain lifts. After a couple of months with that scheme, you may want to swithc to another, depending on how good your form is. And have in mind that most trainers advocate at least a year of this "newbie scheme".
9/23/2006 9:10am, #16
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I use a scheme similar to Joe Defranco's Westside for skinny bastards + strongman lifts, training myself and my athletes because i find it gets solid results fastest. But for my new athletes i would'nt like them to attempt such a program without supervision, ie a few unusual movements that require some coaching. Check out these T-nation articles
Program Design 101 (good read for anyone, concerning set/ rep confusion)
Chad waterbury's set rep bible
MMA inclined folks (more adavanced protocal, when Conditioning and mobility are thrown in)
9/23/2006 5:16pm, #17Originally Posted by Amakuma
Originally Posted by Amakuma
All good reads, specially the "program desing 101" by Mike Robertson. Robertson has a lot of interesting articles, easily understanable by people new to training.
Here you can find a list of a whole lot of his articles on the net.