Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Heavy vs Speed

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    19

    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?

  2. #2
    Banned IHaveToCrushYou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Posts
    149
    From what I've heard this is what Westside Barbell's methods are based around.

  3. #3
    Senior Member deeder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,255
    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.
    Full Powerlifting
    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)

  4. #4
    Risk10k Clifford Gillmore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    5,760
    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.

  5. #5
    Iron4Life
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sitting on cold Granite
    Posts
    3,313
    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)

Similar Threads

  1. Summer Training
    By KevinStarke in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 546
    Last Post: 07-30-2006, 06:04 PM
  2. Basic heavy and light
    By puny_ectomorph in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-26-2006, 10:37 AM
  3. Speed + Endurance Training
    By carlossalsa8 in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-05-2004, 08:11 PM
  4. What's Heavy? Sacrifice Form? Input please, Chris Mason?
    By Donut in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-17-2001, 11:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •