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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 07:18:12 AM »
Nice set of articles!


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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 09:49:48 PM »
Wow, keep sets under 10 seconds for strength?

I'm going to have to give this a try

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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2011, 02:10:18 AM »
"Lift heavy, lift fast, keep the sets shorts, and avoid failure. Those are the keys to maximum motor unit recruitment." (from part 2 of the article)

Thanks for posting the link Wlfdg - I think I've been seeing the sense in this over the past couple of weeks


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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011, 05:53:08 AM »
"Lift heavy, lift fast, keep the sets shorts, and avoid failure. Those are the keys to maximum motor unit recruitment." (from part 2 of the article)

Thanks for posting the link Wlfdg - I think I've been seeing the sense in this over the past couple of weeks

You are welcome! Great to hear, that's what I hope for.

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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2011, 04:07:33 PM »
Good articles, thanks.

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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 09:21:06 AM »
These articles really made something *click* in my mind.  I thought I was doing my sets fast and intense before but in reality, I was doing them slowly.

Shooting for a 10 second set but still trying to maintain a good amount of reps with the same weight really pushed my body.  I worked out on Saturday night, got a lot of sleep all weekend with good food and a post workout meal, and am still sore to the touch.

In a few days I'll pump out another workout.

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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 10:12:47 PM »
Great reads, very interesting. I never really thought about engaging different types of nerves within the same muscle.

So, let's say, instead of lifting heavy, I just do no weight exercises in my apartment at max force.

Instead of benching, I do pushups as fast as I can for about 10 seconds for like 5 sets.

Instead of squatting, I jump as high as I can over and over for 10 seconds at 5 sets.

Would those work? Any other alternate exercises I could do in my apartment or outside without any equipment to engage other muscles?

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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 06:03:10 AM »
Would those work? Any other alternate exercises I could do in my apartment or outside without any equipment to engage other muscles?
Of course bodyweight movements work. They are limited because of the load limit. Progressive overload is the key to adding muscle.
You can dips, chin ups, pull ups, pistol squats, etc........

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Re: Whatever your body comp goal is
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 01:26:03 PM »
As Wlfdg says, bodyweight exercises work but you'll eventually stall because you will adapt to your own bodyweight. You could continue with gymnastic-based training, but really the important thing to decide is what you want from your training.

If you can pick a goal to go for you can decide what training is best for you. Whether it be to improve your health, fill yourself out with muscle, gaining endurance, being able to run X miles, being a pro basketball player, etc.

I found when I wasn't sure what I wanted, I kept jumping programs and made hardly any progress! :( So it's worth thinking about!