View Single Post
Old 03-31-2012, 07:32 AM   #13
tank
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 5,446, Level: 47 Points: 5,446, Level: 47 Points: 5,446, Level: 47
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
 
tank's Avatar
 
Tournaments Won: 3

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 2,329
Training Exp: Rookie
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Squat
Fav Supp: Food
Reputation: 19889
tank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributortank is a dedicated contributor
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pull14 View Post
I don't hold much faith in speed work for raw lifters. I'm of the opinion that every rep should be pushed as fast as possible. As the 1RM improves, so will the speed of your lighter lifts. Maybe it just comes down to semantics... Either way, don't think of your speed work as light and easy... it shouldn't be. Just push for fast reps at a pretty decent weight - once the program is in full swing, aim for weight in the mid-80% range if not a tad higher.
First, I agree with this statement, but wanted to point something out that IS mostly semantics:

Speed work can be thought of as "light and easy" if you're talking about the type of effort rather than the amount of effort. I hope that makes sense...

As Pull said, the effort should always be maximal, but concerning recovery speed work could be considered light and easy on the muscles involved; but then, you have to take into account the stresses that speed work may induce, such as those on your joints. as i understand it, speed work can be rough on the joints, which wouldn't bode well combined with maximal effort strength training on the other days.

my 2 cents, and take very lightly! i am no expert.
__________________
My Training Journal 5' 8" Current BW 207 (94) lbs (kg)

20 JAN 12 at 200 (90) BW - 385/275/405 (175/125/184) SQ/B/D

29 MAY 12 at 206 (93) BW - 135/175 (61/79) SN/CJ
tank is offline   Reply With Quote