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Posted On:8/09/2007 6:46am
Originally Posted by jeansberg
I thought that was debunked.
Pretty much. Rippetoe's rep chart may be instructive.
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Posted On:8/09/2007 11:38am
Style: Wu style tcc+bjj
There are two circumstances that had me doing light weight with many long slow reps...
1. Rehabilitating an injury as directed by a physiotherapist.
2. Training lower body for cycling, under the recommendation of a physiotherapist.
So, for specialized purposes, I think it could be valid. For general purpose, there are probably better options.
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Posted On:8/10/2007 12:22pm
Originally Posted by Cullion
What would his explanation be for the reason it's more tiring, and aches a lot more afterwards when I do it slowly with a lighter weight ? I'm not trolling, I'm a relative noob lifter and trying to learn.
I can re-read that book and post some quotes - but basically he says since you have to lift with a lower weight you end up doing an endurance exersize. You don't recruit as many fast twich fibers as you would with a typical lift. This would explain the soreness and pain - you've really hit a portion of the muscle hard. But since it's only a portion (or percentage) of the muscle it's not as 'good' as lifting with proper speed.
Posted On:8/10/2007 1:45pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
What's the current position on slowing down on the negative portion of the lift. There is a lot **** written all over the net (short of chi) - for example, lift explosively, but count to 3 (or even 4-5 or some **** like that) on the eccentric.
I've done that on occasions for the heck of it (and it's a bitch), but for the most part I don't do that. My workouts get way too long. Other than for (supposedly) improving endurance and the ability to perform an isometric contraction, or as a not-so-perfect replacement for negatives when you don't have a spotter, what other benefits if any going slow on the eccentric possibly yield?
I would be inclined to believe (and I may be wrong in this) that one's ability to perform an isometric contraction would go hand in hand with increase in strenght and power, no?
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