Hey guys, I've seen lots of people doing "half reps" and full ROM as well. And I was wondering if half reps are worth doing, a few days in the gym I saw a huge guy, he was on roids obviously, his shape, size and definition weren't natural. Anyways he was doing biceps DB curls, he put his arm on the vertical pad of a bench and started curling no more than 2 or 3 inches at most, he was up and down, up and down no more than 2-3 inches. Is that worth trying to maybe bring up the "lower area" of my biceps?
Also, I've seen people including Ronnie Coleman doing half reps on the bench press. He stops the rep when his arms are 90 degree and go back down again. Some other guys do half reps push downs for triceps, some of them do it from the bottom to the middle, other guys from the middle to the top.
Have you every tried this before?
Thread: Full ROM vs. Half Reps ?
01-08-2012, 10:42 PM #1
Full ROM vs. Half Reps ?
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01-08-2012, 11:00 PM #3
The only time I think I ever did half reps intentionally was when I was working to increase my vertical. I know jumping programs specifically designed to increase verts for basketball or jumping in general use half squats. It makes sense because lets be serious whens the last time you saw someone jump that had a full ROM. Still I felt like an idiot doing them, however, I did see a significant increase in my vertical. Whether or not that was because of half squatting I don't know.
I think the main problem with quarter/half squatting / benching is that people that often do this ONLY half squat / bench. I am sure this variant of lift has its place in effective routines.
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Yes, I incorporate partials anytime I come to a sticking point. They can be dangerous though, it was how I injured myself on bench - doing partials with 515.
I wouldn't suggest making it an all the time kinda thing, just whenever you need a little extra on any part of a lift to break through a plateau.Goals / Current @ Bodyweight
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