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    Working opposing forces?

    I looked up this article in mens health and I was wondering, is what there saying true? http://www.menshealth.com/fitness2/opposing.shtml

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    If I saw someone doing that, I would laugh my ass off.
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    haaaaaaaahahahahhaa we got some funny stuff on the board today.......it's like their brain is having a fight, and the left side wnats to do a military, and the other a pulldown.

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    I think this is a perfect example of magazines making stuff up just so they have something to print. I have nothing against Mens Health, but they must've had a slow month to come up with that theory/exercise.
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    I have things against all those magazines.

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    I don't know why you're all ripping on it...shouldn't knock something 'til you try it. Unless it's incredibly ridiculous, which I don't believe this is. I went through a period of time where I would train the left side of my lower body and right side of my upper body and vice versa. Open up your minds.
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    BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Im sure that does wonders for intensity when he has to concentrate on 2 things at once.


    Sorry Chase, but I think thats a joke.
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    oh well, it was worth a try, followers stay followers.
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    Originally posted by BigChaseyChase
    oh well, it was worth a try, followers stay followers.
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    yeah, and that exercise shown there won't. i've done some weird things in training, some like that, it don't really work...especially for higher weight

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    So what happens when you need a spot then?

    The 35 lb dumbell gets set down, and you are completely off balance for your final few reps of the otehr excercise.

    With low weights I can see this working (maybe?), but with higher weights, no way.
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    "In weight training there's a shortcut, called reciprocity training, that can make you stronger in less time."

    That statement alone is ridiculous.
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    I'm all about open-mindedness-- but damn......
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    Try reciprocity training for 3 weeks, twice a week, using about 20 percent less weight than usual, says Ben Prentiss, owner of Body Turning in Connecticut. Then go back to your regular workout and see how much you've improved.
    All it is, is a rediculous way of shocking your muscles for new growth.

    There are a lot better ways out there to accomplish this.
    Mens Health is just playing off the fact that most of the people who read their trash dont know to change their training up once in a while to stimulate more growth as their body addapts.
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    Ya, I agree with jell. I guess Men's Health just ran out of material so they felt like writing about a ridiculous concept
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    All the magazines do it. If you look back like 10 years or so, you'll see the same articles, they recycle em.

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    I'm no expert by no means, but I couldn't help but laugh at that one. That's just ridiculous, like stated in previous posts.

    Feel sorry for the people who actually buy & believe all that stuff. They gotta long raod ahead.
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    for some reason, i think somebody's gonna ask about this routine again in a few weeks, sorta like creatine serum q's.
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    Wow, I couldn't belive my eyes. I mean the idea is kinda weird but acceptable, but I can't help thinking, that this idea has made it to print. Ok, there are 3 points, which bother me:
    1. Lack of balance
    2. Not being able to concentrate
    3. It just looks stupid. Men's Health wanted to bring the bored gym staff something to laugh at.
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    I think THAT may be the most rediculous thing I've seen about training to date. Well pretty damn close!

    Don't worry... there's plenty of gullible people who will see that and think it's the best way to train.....
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    reciprocity Actually that statement is correct...,except for one little mistake. It should read "In weight training there is a shortcut called reciprocity training which can make you injured in less time."

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    lol ! I'have some curious ideas about weight training but this one is totaly creazy :O) anyone tried lateral raise and curl at the same time ? hahaha

    I guess this magazine realy need money !
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    I can't even dream up an idea why that would be of any benifit over regular training.
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