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?
From what I've heard this is what Westside Barbell's methods are based around.
Squat - 595lbs -- 270kg -- Dec. 31, '09 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Bench - 374lbs -- 170kg -- Dec 20, '08 (@100kg class)
Dead - 589lbs -- 267.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @100kg class)
Total: 1537lbs -- 697.5kg -- Dec 20, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
Bench Only -- 358lbs -- 162.5kg -- Nov. 25, '07 (Provincial Record @ 90kg class)
Bench Only -- 376lbs -- 171kg -- Jan. 26, '08 (Provincial Record @ 100kg class)
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.
Here are a couple of articles for you - adapting the Westside PL'ing to Bodybuilding:
http://www.clutchfitness.com/GH_ShowArticle.asp?HID=9 (even an interview with Louie)
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