The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
    BIG FOR LIFE jeff52069's Avatar
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    exploding upward

    Are u supposed to explode upward with weight on all exercises like bench,squat and deadlift and go slower on way down.
    Last edited by Adam; 06-28-2007 at 05:57 PM.

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    Well Im pretty sure you shouldnt explode downwards.... that could be bad... especially bench and squat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxiscool View Post
    Well Im pretty sure you shouldnt explode downwards.... that could be bad... especially bench and squat...
    Actually when I bench and squat I go down rather fast. I still do it controlled though, so I don't think it's dangerous and I don't bounce the bar off my chest on bench. When I squat, I come down a bit faster so it's easier to pop out of the hole.

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    Let me clarify for some people I ment do u control it with same speed as going down as going up.
    Last edited by Adam; 06-28-2007 at 05:57 PM.

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    I come down @ the same rate I go up...even if it is slow. Its tougher.

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    I could have this wrong, but I raise fast to develop speed and power, then lower slowly because that's the important part in the lift for strength/size.
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    Power = work / time

    Work = F * distance

    So the faster you move the same amount of weight, the more power you get.
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    I personally think you should utilize different tempos thru out your training
    theres nothing wrong with controling down and exploding out of the hole(ex.20X) and there is nothing wrong with doing a set with 4sec down 1 sec pause 4 sec(414) up it will all be benificial in the end
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    For deadlifts, I just explosively bring it up, and basically drop it after I lock out for a few seconds.

    For bench, I take it slow and steady as that is the only way I feel any contraction in my chest.

    For squat, I go down at a moderate pace and explode upwards.

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    on this psycho-workout link someone posted here the other day (where you workout twice a day for two weeks until your nearly dead, then rest for a week) the advice was to spend 4 secs going down on a squat and shoot back up. I tryed this the other night (with backsquats) and my quads almost burst (in a good way). Going down slow in a controlled manner seems very effective to me in terms of squats.

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    yea I always bring my squats at about 1/4 of the speed that I use to bring it up, it helps with my form and I think my body is just used to doing it that way.

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