Is it better to do reps as slow as you can with far less weight or is it more beneficial to just stack as much weight on as you can and do the reps how ever fast you have to in order to complete the set?
I was under the impression that it is better to do them slow (especially the negative/extension part of the rep) and take 5-6 seconds to complete the rep, but I have no evidence to confirm this.
Thread: Fast reps vs. slow reps
07-12-2010, 11:07 AM #1
Fast reps vs. slow reps
07-12-2010, 11:23 AM #2
The way you lift may vary from one exercise to another,but as a conventional rule,concentric phase sould be somewhat faster then the eccentric(not counting the very last reps on the set),in a manner that you have full control over the weights on both,esp. on ecc.bb.com, a place that turned Deadlift into a forearm isolation exercise
and a place where 99% of 21 year olds have bad back and knees.
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I like one second up, two seconds down. I will lower the weight and do much longer reps at the end of my workouts though.
If you're going so fast that the bar is just flying, add weight. Explosiveness and speed aren't the same thing. You can explosively push the bar up and have a slow controlled descent, or move at a consistent up/down speed.
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07-12-2010, 04:00 PM #8
Tension/slow reps are geared toward hypertrophy more, that my current understanding.
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