Full rep or half rep

  1. Banned
    Guido1983's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    81
    Answers
    0

    Full rep or half rep


    How many of you jokers load up the bar and do half to quater reps?

    I pride myself on doing full rang of motion on all exercises I do. I couldn't believe the amount of jamokes today at the gym doing this
    T
    It's especially funny when its one of the trainers doing it while they work out lol

  2. Registered User
    OnionKnight's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  208 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2,374
    Answers
    0

    full reps or gtfo. that goes double for bench press and x10million for squats

    i watched a fat white dude last week load up the decline bar to 315 and drop that thing like half an itch while screaming his way up. and he had his typically skinny-fat partner next to him, go figure. i think he was just a typical gym noob tryin to show off to another gym noob

    my favorite is when the trainers are trying to teach squats, but cant squat themselves. only applies to able trainers, not 60yo pros that we'd all want training us
  3. Registered User
    mikeg313's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,310
    Answers
    0

    I use to go to parallel on squats and just changed that I go ass to grass on every set. Backed my top squat weight down to 265 for reps (squats are my worst lift to begin with)but I feel more gratification from it. Also started doing my warm up deadlift sets standing from a deficit ( harder then I thought). All in all I'm trying to go above and beyond what's considered proper form and go deeper to break through this plateau I just landed on. It's re-satisfying to my ego in a way when i drop down weight to add something else to it thats harder. My bench can't go any deeper but I'm considering adding chains or something to help break plateau on that.... Big ass chains hanging on a bar just looks bad ass too. If your using em right of course.
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    Young Gotti's Avatar
    Stats
    5'5"  100 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    5,360
    Answers
    0

    theres room for both....full range isn't hte only answer....quarter reps work well too, for example hammer strength chest press theres no point in locking out, staying at the bottom of the movement keeps constant tension on the muscle (quarter rep)...i don't bench press but u want to lower it as close to ur chest as possible without touching the chest (some ppl wouldn't consider that a full rep) but it keeps constant tension as well and is more beneficial
  5. Registered User
    nicksox15's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,126
    Answers
    0

    I've been having to do 3/4 reps with light weights for bench the past few weeks after a shoulder dislocation. I definitely like full ROM better, feels weird to stop before getting to my chest.
  6. Pro Virili Parte
    Board Sponsor
    JudoJosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    8,808
    Answers
    0

    Depends on the context. They do serve a purpose.
    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
  7. Registered User
    breezy11's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,249
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJosh View Post
    Depends on the context. They do serve a purpose.
    This.

    Look up John Meadows and Mountain Dog training. It combines partial reps, full reps, 1.25 reps, 1.5 reps, etc. They can all be beneficial for different goals.
    PES Representative
    http://pescience.com/insider
    http://selectprotein.com
  8. Pro Virili Parte
    Board Sponsor
    JudoJosh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Age
    29
    Posts
    8,808
    Answers
    0
    "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
  9. Registered User
    Oscar's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    853
    Answers
    3

    I do half reps with squats but I was born with misaligned hip & femur joints and spent the first 3 years of my life in leg braces full rom just aint happening for me
    The Swole Stoner
  10. Registered User
    hvactech's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    9,402
    Answers
    0

    Both, ever watch jason huh train?
    LG Sciences forum representative
    www.lgsciences.com
    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/company-promotions/249846-lg-sciences-would.html
  11. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    R1balla's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  0 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    11,582
    Answers
    0

    i do mainly full rep, but throw in half rep on machine and stuff. or when i do partial deadlifts on the rack where the bar isnt starting at the floor. (about 1- 1/2 ft off the ground)
    Hardcore Supps for the Hardcore Trainer
    Use Discount Code AM20 To Save 20% At www.ironflexsupps.com


  12. Registered User
    OnionKnight's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  208 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    2,374
    Answers
    0

    arnt partial deads kind of considered rack pulls? which is a similar but different movement
  13. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    R1balla's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  0 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    11,582
    Answers
    0

    Quote Originally Posted by OnionKnight View Post
    arnt partial deads kind of considered rack pulls? which is a similar but different movement
    yes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MLLp0G8R8w
    Hardcore Supps for the Hardcore Trainer
    Use Discount Code AM20 To Save 20% At www.ironflexsupps.com


  14. Registered User
    Aussteve's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  237 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Age
    41
    Posts
    67
    Answers
    0

    Front squats down as far as anatomically possible, even sit there for a brief moment to take ALL the rebound out of it. Back squats to just below parallel to still work glutes/hammies but keep stress on quads! Sometimes I'll do the bottom half of both f+b squats and lower the wgt to keep it like one continuous rep ( time under tension )! Leg press lower the back rest down away from the sled as far as poss to get better ROM, but I do single leg leg presses ( ex track cyclist and still coach ). Rack deadlifts are an excellent exercise for the posterior chain and therefor will increase strength/capacity on other posterior chain dominant exercises. Still gotta do full deadlifts too!!
    Those are really only my strict rules, with other exercises it's good to mix things up and keep constant tension on the muscle ( most tension on a bicep curl is in the middle )
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Low reps or High reps for bicep peak?
    By W13NY in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-07-2011, 06:28 PM
  2. Bench Press full ROM vs. Partial reps
    By FitModel in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-09-2008, 10:31 PM
  3. More or Less Reps and Sets?
    By jburgess in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 04:35 PM
  4. Heavy reps or lighter reps better for back?
    By GOG in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-15-2006, 09:23 PM
  5. Thoughts on this routine and on "Half Reps"
    By dunimous in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-17-2006, 06:40 PM

Posting Permissions

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

Log in

Log in