Posted On:1/06/2004 2:15pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Generally, do you lift til:
#1. The first signs of uncomfortable fatigue (*****)
#2. One rep short of what you think will be concentric failure
#3. Concentric failure with ample assistance to complete the rep.
#4. Concentric failure with minimal assistance to complete the rep.
#5. One or more forced negatives with the same weight
#6. One or more drop sets
#7. Static hold
#8. Static hold drop sets :eek:
Posted On:1/06/2004 4:12pm
Style: 7 Star
I try to lift until I feel like the muscle I'm working is about to explode then I stop. I only do this on the last set, usually the 4th or 5th. So I guess that's number 2. One step above *****!
Posted On:1/06/2004 4:32pm
shouldn't you be doing all of these constantly changing your workout to keep shocking the muscle?
Posted On:1/07/2004 12:46am
Style: Jing Jun Kwan Hapkido
generally on my final set i rep out until i physically can't lift the weight all the way anymore. mentally i try as hard as i can and push with everything i've got, but i can't get more than about half way up. that's when i stop.
it seems to have some good results.
Posted On:1/07/2004 8:12am
Style: Shi Ja Quan
Take my working set to failure ( and I mean failure, the muscle gives out and I can't complete the rep), then, immediatley, drop weight by 30-40% and max out on reps.
Crawl away or fall of bench, wallow in pain and fatigue on floor like useless lumb of flesh.
Get off my sorry ass and go to next exercise, repeat all of the above.
Grandmaster Sensei of Village Idiocy
Posted On:1/07/2004 8:17am
Style: Kyokushin and Judo.
You don't want to push it too hard. I recently gave myself Hyperthermia doing weights at the gym on a really warm day (its summer here in Sydney).My body over heated.I mean I felt really really dizzy like I was going to pass out and I got a bad case of nausea like I was going to throw up.Its not pleasent,my movements slowed down and my speech was kind of slurring.
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Posted On:1/07/2004 3:11pm
luckily living in this frozen wasteland i don't need to worry about that. and damn ronin, you da man. i think i'm gonna try that when i hit my weights this sunday.
Posted On:1/07/2004 3:17pm
Since you are in Calgary, here is something close to home:
nuthin' ta f*ck with
Posted On:1/07/2004 3:46pm
Style: MT/SUB GRAPPLING
generally a muscle responds best when exercised about twice a week; one heavy day and one light day ie: tue/thurs
This may sound like a cliché but you have to listen to your body.
Constantly training to failure (or beyond) will lead most people to burnout or injury.
Your goals have much to do with what your training program should consist of.
Explaining it all here would take pages.
I suggest going to the library and finding material relevant to your goals.
A general rule for weight training is: 1-5 reps= strength, 6-12 reps= size, 13-20+ =endurance.
PM me if you need specific advice as I was once a competing bodybuilder.
1% Shark is better than you.
Posted On:1/07/2004 3:48pm
Ronin only works out 1 or 2 times a week. He mentions that all the time.
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