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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?
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    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.
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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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