I'm about to incorperate some constant tension...

  1. I'm about to incorperate some constant tension...


    I've been doin just straight up heavy lifts lately, and I found this article when reading about kaatsu training.

    http www tmuscle.com/readArticle.do?id=1641547
    Stimulate More Muscle Growth

    I'm gunna give it a shot, any thoughts?

    Sorry i cant post a proper link yet.. under 50 posts :\


  2. are you talking about extreme threshhold radical hypertrophy ?

  3. Idk what that is really, but the example he gives is for a chest day is :

    A. Decline bench press

    4-5 x 4-6 reps
    90-120 seconds of rest

    B. Incline dumbbell press

    3 x 8-10 reps
    75 seconds of rest

    C. Cable crossover or lying crossover

    3 x 12-15 reps
    60 seconds of rest

    D. Squeeze press (pressing the dumbbells together as you simultaneously lift them)

    3 x 8-12 using a 303 tempo
    45 seconds of rest

    The important thing that sparked my interest was keeping your muscles fully contracted thru the whole lift
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  4. nah i dont think this is what i thought it was, sounds cool though

  5. I really wouldn't screw around with any of these crazy training methods unless you are well past the beginner / intermediate phase.

  6. Well idk what you consider begginer or intermediate. Sorry I'm not 200+lbs, but I'd say I'm experienced.

    Edit: if theres any confusion, I'm not doing Kaatsu

  7. hey kronic you should check out my log on hyper trop x and alpha t2 over in the sup review / log section bro,

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Kronic View Post
    Well idk what you consider begginer or intermediate. Sorry I'm not 200+lbs, but I'd say I'm experienced.
    Considering this is on tmuscle, it's most likely bile they put out to try and keep readers anyway. They come out with a new workout program every week, the best thing is to just stick with the basics and not get lured in by over-worded mumbo jumbo programming.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Sweekaters View Post
    Considering this is on tmuscle, it's most likely bile they put out to try and keep readers anyway. They come out with a new workout program every week, the best thing is to just stick with the basics and not get lured in by over-worded mumbo jumbo programming.
    agreed i attempted the extreme threshhold radical hypertrophy program they spat out and i actually got better results with 5 sets of 5 i mean you cant knock hypertrophy training because that does work but wrapping hyper trophy in a neat ribbon with some increased weights doesnt scream success to me, the best thing is find something that fits you

  10. Ok well I was reading that keeping your muscles always fully flexed restricts the blood flow in a similar fashion as the kaatsu training..

    So what if i keep my heavy low rep lifts except I just keep full contraction always.

    Example on bench: Never fully extend your arms, and come like 1/4 inch away from my chest before goin back up?

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Kronic View Post
    Ok well I was reading that keeping your muscles always fully flexed restricts the blood flow in a similar fashion as the kaatsu training..

    So what if i keep my heavy low rep lifts except I just keep full contraction always.

    Example on bench: Never fully extend your arms, and come like 1/4 inch away from my chest before goin back up?
    That's basically the time under tension principle. If you try training that way, try dividing your sets by number of seconds under the bar instead of reps. EG, do 3 sets of 40 seconds instead of 3 sets of 15 reps. It's a fun principle to try, but stick to the basics.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Sweekaters View Post
    That's basically the time under tension principle. If you try training that way, try dividing your sets by number of seconds under the bar instead of reps. EG, do 3 sets of 40 seconds instead of 3 sets of 15 reps. It's a fun principle to try, but stick to the basics.
    Count to 40? U crazy? I can only count to 5! I dont think itd be quite the same thing though, because I'll still be tryin to explode on my way up and be goin at the same rate as my normal lifting, just cutting off like 5% of the ROM

  13. It doesn't matter if you explode or not, just stay under the bar for 25-45 seconds. Try it.

  14. when i go heavy i do like semi full extension three reps then full the forth, i feel the pump go through my chest more than my arms that supports the weight when i go semi full

  15. I looked up time under tension, sounds bad. Found some site with a super homo looking dude with star tattoos on him and under it said that it was bad.

    www criticalbench.com/time_under_tension_muscle.htm

  16. Dave Tate, a much more reputable source, talking about time under tension.
    w ww.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performan ce/my_greatest_gains_ever_dave_ta te
    w ww.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=370&pid=2 793

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Sweekaters View Post
    Dave Tate, a much more reputable source, talking about time under tension.
    w ww.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performan ce/my_greatest_gains_ever_dave_ta te
    w ww.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=370&pid=2 793
    First link is 404, second link is a page with tons of links and bb pics but nothin else...

  18. i never heard a bad thing about TUT. i actually use it all the time. search it on here i believe there are some logs

  19. you want constant tension. incorporate resistance bands on 2 of each of your body part exercises

  20. Sounds like something I'd fool around with on an accessory movement. Stick to the basics if you're a beginner.
  

  
 

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