Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Personally, I don't believe in an excessive amount of slow negatives with heavy weight. Take bench press for example, the body is meant to push the weight away, not slowly lower it. Slow lowering is not a natural movement. By "slowly lowering", I'm talking about excessive slowness. On top of this, eccentric stresses kill the CNS first and foremost. I am a firm believer that once the weight gets heavy, you allow the weight to determine the eccentric.
Yeah. It's funny, I trained slow like that for so long ( with little/no progress ), now I have a hard time not lowering the weight slow when benching heavy. It's something that I was struggling with when I was strictly powerlifting. I think *only* training slow like that is missing half of the equation.
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