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    Wannabebig Member
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    Neural Inefficiency

    Hi all,
    I've started in the gym recently, and I'm having trouble
    when it comes to making gain's in the fast fiber/5 rep
    region. I read recently somewhere (forget where sorry)
    that this may be due to neural inefficiency and that
    I might be better off sticking to 10 reps for the moment
    until the nervous system becomes more efficient.
    Can anyone add any thought's to that.
    ~thanks
    Jackson

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    Why would you do 10 rep work if you want to improve your 5 rep work? Not that 10 rep work doesn't have its place, but if you want to make your nervous system more efficient for heavy low reps, then you need to do heavy low reps...
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    yeah sounds right bro.
    it seemed kinda weird.
    like if u wanna get good at something do THAT
    not something else.
    Thanks for the input
    Lata

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