Posted On:2/01/2004 12:26pm
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
The man they call FoM
Posted On:2/01/2004 6:38pm
My 2seconds of advice is this:
Train in the 5-6 rep range.
Training 1-4 is the 'classic strength range' or powerlifting but you are opening yourself up to a lot of bad possibilites. You are handling a lot more weight and its a lot more dangerous. Injuries can be common for people that train in this range for long periods of time.
If you train 5-6 reps for 3-4 sets with 3 minutes rest in between (and a few warm up sets) you are not going to put on much muscle but you will get stronger.
The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
Such as thou art, sometime was I.
Posted On:2/01/2004 6:43pm
Style: Brazilian Jiujitsu
3-4 minutes between sets?!
Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog
Posted On:2/01/2004 6:52pm
Well I said 3 minutes personally, but I have strength training books where they recommend up to 5 minutes or more. (in fact I don't think I've ever seen anything less than 2 in regard to pure strength training)
If you are training for pure strength and not hypertrophy or muscular endurance, then long rest periods are the way to go. Make sure you are fully recovered as much possible between sets and then attempt to lift the most weight possible again for whatever your desired rep range is
(as I said I don't think its a good idea to go REAL low into the 1-4 range as unless your planning on competing, I don't think the risks outweigh the benefits)
Posted On:2/01/2004 6:53pm
At 3-4 minutes, should one be circuit training?
Posted On:2/01/2004 6:58pm
Circuit training ?
I'm not sure what you mean.
I define circuit training as when you have a set of exercises (say 10 machines or free weights)
and you go from exercise to exercise (or machine to machine) as fast as possible with no rest at all. You complete a certain amount of circuits per workout.
True, you may come back to the same exercise every 3 or so minutes (depending on how many you've included in the circuit I guess) but you are working the whole time still as opposed to totally resting in strength training.
It has been shown to have great cardio benefits but not really the best way to train for either max strength or size. (a good way to train if you don't have much free time and want to include everything at once.)
Posted On:2/01/2004 8:23pm
What do you do for 3-4 minutes?!
Posted On:2/01/2004 8:29pm
Sit and think about clever things to say on Bullshido ?
Posted On:2/01/2004 8:30pm
Okay, that takes up the first 5-10 seconds for me.
Posted On:2/01/2004 8:34pm
Some think faster than others.
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