|04-30-2010, 08:14 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Do any of you guys use these things?
|04-30-2010, 08:58 AM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vaughan, Ontario
It's fine to include a little in all your workouts, I think. I just wouldn't have all my training be made up of negatives, supersets, etc.
What are your training goals? Have you hit a plateau, or just want to do something different?
|04-30-2010, 01:51 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Training Exp: 3+years PL/SM Comps
Training Type: SFW!
Fav Exercise: DEATH-LIFT
Fav Supp: Muscle-Juice/MonsterRehab
Everything works for somebody. If something is useless, it means it doesn't fit into your goals. I would say people waste their time doing more than 1-3 sets per exercise of these techniques but still believe they have their purposes.
I would say drop sets and rest pauses are ways to work on muscular endurance.
Drops sets more so with lactic acid tolerance and rep endurance.
Rest pauses with strength endurance,e.g. you are strong enough to deadlift 500lbs once, but how many times can your do singles with it, more effective for speed work around 50/55/60% of ones max maybe up to 70% but any higher too often is too strenuous on the body.
Negatives are almost like doing isometric work and help with controlling weights such as eccentric movements, Like using chains or bands on the squat to drop faster but the real example would be weight releases, since chains/bands sole purpose is not for the negative descent as weight releases, where your body is tricked into thinking it is lifting more weight, so for example it braces the CNS for a 365lbs bench on the descent but the weight releases off 50lbs and now you only have to lift 315lbs.
|04-30-2010, 01:56 PM||#4|
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Join Date: Jul 2009
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
From a pure bodybuilding standpoint, I don't like the use of too many tricks until a fair amount of muscle has been developed. I can see the benefit of using high intensity work to slightly lower the poundages when a lifter is close to natural limits and doesn't need to kill themselves anymore with heavy weight. But I don't like their exclusive use.
|04-30-2010, 02:12 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Hollywood, CA
I'm pretty anti past-failure style sets myself. Once you train past momentary failure the gains are pretty much nothing and you are more likely to set yourself up for injury.
Only real reason i see to use methods like that is for a mental change up to a stagnant routine.
We lift weights and manipulate our diets so that we'll look good naked. Sure, it's healthy too, and we'll probably live a longer and more productive life than the average guy, but mostly it's about the naked thing.
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