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7 responses so far ↓
  • Jubby // May 23, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    hey man, great tips again =)

  • Kirksman // May 24, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    One question, is there a purpose to holding a lift for 3 seconds apart from ripping the muscle fibers?

    According to some journals and readings, a 1 second isometric hold completely eliminates the stretch reflex of the muscles and uses pure strength to execute the concentric portion of the lift.

    In essence, that’s about all you need for strength. What is a longer hold recommended for apart from ripping more muscle?

  • sylvesteR // May 24, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    Any noticeable difference when doing weight training with tempo? I though it’s the same as normal weight training.

  • Jonz // May 27, 2008 at 7:23 AM

    I personally thinks its beneficial. When your on a normal weight training routine you’ll probably have the same tempo throughout – bear in mind once you reach >85% intensity you’ll be having a hard time completing those 10 reps routine.

    If you apply the tempo training to your normal routine, perhaps just lengthen the time it takes for you to lower the weight (in the case of a bench press lets say) you will put more strain on your muscles and I believe that will spur muscle growth. Am I right to say this?

    Well, ain’t ripping the muscle fibers promotes muscle growth? – is this correct?

  • trey // May 30, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    muscle stimulation instead of annihilation my friends..

    “tearing up” your muscles “more” is just what it is. Growth and improvement comes from proper diet, rest and a consistant effort over period of time.

  • ray // Apr 22, 2009 at 1:00 AM

    The reason your muscles give out and you get stuck on the bottem instead of the top is because of the endurance in which your muscle fibers have. Holding the weight longer will produce those fast twitch muscles….the explosive ones. Tearing the muscles is the sole purpose of getting stronger, larger muscles. For example: You lift heavy weights for your body, and your muscles get all torn and sore, your body interprets this as needing more muscle to be able to lift that weight more comfortably next time. This is the reason people train with nitric oxide, it tears your muscles up even more, while providing your body a better way of absorbing nutrients, which means your body will build stronger more enduranced muscles.

  • Ashish // Jul 10, 2011 at 5:09 AM

    Thanks a lot
    One of the most useful information out there :D

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