The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Negatives After Each Set?

    I can now do 3 full pullups and I was wondering if I should do negatives after each set or wait and do them after my last set?

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    You should do negatives after each set.

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    Would negatives on the final set be a good idea?

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    Originally posted by MonStar
    Would negatives on the final set be a good idea?
    Why wouldn't they be?
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    Originally posted by NateDogg
    Why wouldn't they be?
    Okay are we talking about the same thing?

    I am talking about not doing the positive of the rep and all and doing a slow negative, correct?

    For example in chins doing 2 full reps then just pushing myself off the floor to the top of the bar and doing a slow controlled negative. Maybe 1-3 controlled negatives afterwards.

    The reason it might not be a good idea is (1) because of how taxing it would be your CNS, and for a lot of exercises it could be very dangerous. For example squats, etc.

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    Ok, my stance, negatives on the last set would be fine. Other than that, I would watch it and what Monstar said could come into play.
    "damn...can't beat logic like that.
    NAte is exactly right." - Tryska

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    hmmm. Personally after I do negatives I'm completely drained, I don't do them at any other time other than after my last full set. I use them frequently on bb benching to completely drain myself

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    How many sets of pull ups are you doing?

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    3 reps doesn't constitute a set in my mind....

    negatives shouldn't be done more than once a week on any body part (in my opinion)

    to do a negative involves more than just slowly lowering a weight that you can't lift because your tired....its my understanding that a proper negative is done using double the weight you can do fresh THEN going down slowly. It should be physically impossible to do a negative w/o a spotter (unless you climb a ladder to get in the up position on a pull up)

    just opinions here, I know a lot of people disagree

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    I do negatives on every rep. ;-)

    Seriously, I would do negatives. Jut don't make the weight too heavy.
    Last edited by MarshallPenn; 08-09-2002 at 06:41 AM.

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    I thought the point of negatives was that you could do more weight,

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    if u can only do 3 full reps, then i think u should try doing partials or negatives just so u will be able to increase ur strength and ability to increase urs reps. or maybe u should try pulldowns.

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