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    Rep speed

    How fast or slow should you do a rep to achieve the maxium amount of muscle growth and strength gain?

    Everybody tells me different things...

    1,2,3 down, power it up
    1,2,3 down, 1,2,3 up
    1 down, 1 up

    for me, it depends on the weight.. if it's light, power it up and down. but if it's heavy it's like 1,2,3,4 up, 1,2, down
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    it doesn't matter much. Do your reps under control.
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    ditto to pual.

    there are pro's and con's with different TUT per rep.

    personally when i go heavy i do a fast but controlled rep.
    toward the end of my work out when i do higher reps. i may finish on body part X with slower negative phase of the rep. but still explode on the postive.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

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    every time I see this thread I think about reo speedwagon. it's so annoying.

    sorry
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    icic, form and control is the most import part of the rep. i have been enlightened
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