I've been reading from a lot of sources about this greasing the groove program. I fully understand it, but it seems to be more geared towards being able to perform body weight exercises with a ton of reps. It also seems like it could be more geared towards beginners that are having trouble with chin ups or push ups. I've been working out for quite a while and don't have issues with these. I say it seems more geared to beginners as typically beginners don't workout as intensely and wont tear as much muscle. They don't need much recovery time. This method seems to concentrate on that. I read countless stories of people increasing their chin ups at what I feel to be normal rates using this method. It seems if they had utilized an effective three time per week training schedule they could have achieved the same results.
I can do over 25 chin ups, as I mentioned I don't need help with reps...I'm wanting to do one arm chin ups. I can do a one armed chin up with only 30lbs of assistance on an assisted chin up machine. I'm getting rather close and didn't know if greasing the groove would be right for me. I'm not on a plateau, just looking for a possible faster way to achieve my goal. I know it is typically used for body weight exercises but I could just strap 70lbs or so around my waist on a belt to achieve the desired low reps.
For years I've been taught to gear my workouts to tear just enough that I recover from soreness before my second workout of the week. Greasing the groove seems to go completely against everything I have been taught. I heavily researched it and wasn't able to find any negative information about it.
I did search for quite a while on this forum as well as the internet. I'm new to this forum...not fitness or forums in general.
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