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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?

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Thread: Heavy vs Speed

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    Wannabebig Member
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    Heavy vs Speed

    My current routine is loosely based of WBB1 and I like it for the most part. However, I was reading an article yesterday that focused primarily on power lifting, but applicable none the less. It mentioned that use of a variety of alterations to one's lift. I got to thinking...

    Force = Mass x Acceleration

    Would I notice any benefits from a body building standpoint to alternate weeks of slow, heavy sets and fast, light sets?

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    From what I've heard this is what Westside Barbell's methods are based around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted Glory View Post
    Would I notice any benefits from a body building standpoint to alternate weeks of slow, heavy sets and fast, light sets?
    I would imagine so. Hitting the fast AND slow twitch fibers is important.
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    Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
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    Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
    Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
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    On my speed days I get a greater pump and more 'burn' than on my heavy days. There is waay more muscle stimulation in the speed.

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    Here are a couple of articles for you - adapting the Westside PL'ing to Bodybuilding:
    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=850882
    http://www.extremefitness.com/forum/...p/t-41903.html
    http://www.clutchfitness.com/GH_ShowArticle.asp?HID=9 (even an interview with Louie)

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