Rep Speed - AnabolicMinds.com

Rep Speed

  1. chainsaw2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Age
    38
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    118

    Reputation

    Rep Speed


    I prefer using slower reps like 3 seconds up and 3 seconds down I feel I can control the weight better and avoid injury. Plus I read that fast reps just produce pumps and doesnt work the muscle as effective. Anyone got some knowledge for me.

  2. UNDERTAKER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    1,162
    Rep Power
    701

    Reputation

    I know bob prefers TUT with is a type of training involving slow reps.
  3. ke0ki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    226
    Rep Power
    252

    Reputation

    I can attest that going slower definetly reduces your chances of injury. I used to have frequent shoulder problems on flat bench but once I began doing slow up/down tempos I haven't had a single problem.
    •   
       

  4. CROWLER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    6,545
    Rep Power
    4828

    Reputation

    I do 10 seconds up and down.



    CROWLER
    Sleep Supplement 3Z BCAA: Red Raspberry and Lemon flavors
    HGH/sleep enhancer: HGHpro
    Test Booster: TestoPRO and STOKED!
    Preworkout: MANIAC Fruit Punch and Pink Lemonade
  5. fkngchucknorris's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Age
    34
    Posts
    73
    Rep Power
    151

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by CROWLER
    I do 10 seconds up and down.



    CROWLER
    i could never do that. lol.
  6. Magickk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    31
    Posts
    769
    Rep Power
    499

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by CROWLER
    I do 10 seconds up and down.



    CROWLER
    Similar to my leg workout, I see... I do 25 seconds down, 20 seconds up for 5 sets of 20 using 500 lbs. on squat...
  7. chainsaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Age
    32
    Posts
    1,213
    Rep Power
    3818

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Magickk
    Similar to my leg workout, I see... I do 25 seconds down, 20 seconds up for 5 sets of 20 using 500 lbs. on squat...
    Is that even possible, is it hard to count when your straning and you would have to take a few breathes inbetween. Educate me?
  8. Scottyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,001
    Rep Power
    642

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by b_delgros
    Is that even possible, is it hard to count when your straning and you would have to take a few breathes inbetween. Educate me?
    ummm...I think he was joking. Either that or he has tree trunks for legs and then some.
  9. stalemate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Age
    31
    Posts
    89
    Rep Power
    0

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by b_delgros
    Is that even possible, is it hard to count when your straning and you would have to take a few breathes inbetween. Educate me?
    he was joking.....that would be like 15 minutes PER set!! so just a squat workout would be frickin an hour and 15 minutes not including breaks in between sets. lol.
  10. not_big_enuf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    36
    Posts
    1,102
    Rep Power
    668

    Reputation

    Yeah, my workout takes about 8 hours a day...

    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate
    he was joking.....that would be like 15 minutes PER set!! so just a squat workout would be frickin an hour and 15 minutes not including breaks in between sets. lol.
  11. Magickk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    31
    Posts
    769
    Rep Power
    499

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by b_delgros
    Is that even possible, is it hard to count when your straning and you would have to take a few breathes inbetween. Educate me?
    Dude you could inject me with a gram of test prop ED for a week and I wouldn't be able to squat 500 lbs. for one rep IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM It was just fine sarcasm and goofiness man...
  12. not_big_enuf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    36
    Posts
    1,102
    Rep Power
    668

    Reputation

    We in the bodybuilding world don't take or understand sarcasm. It's not welcomed here... now let me get back to my 8 hour workout...
  13. Magickk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    31
    Posts
    769
    Rep Power
    499

    Reputation

  14. not_big_enuf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    36
    Posts
    1,102
    Rep Power
    668

    Reputation

    Yeah, see, I'm on a wireless laptop that I hold and check the forums while i'm squatting. It's really efficient that way and I get an extra pump while holding the laptop and doing each rep.
  15. Magickk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Age
    31
    Posts
    769
    Rep Power
    499

    Reputation

    You get a good TUT forearm work that way, too, I'll bet!
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Rep speed study, anyone have full text?
    By ItsHectic in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-22-2012, 03:52 PM
  2. Using Rep Speed for Weight Increases
    By iron addict in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-02-2004, 07:25 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-02-2003, 03:46 PM
  4. Three Sets of three reps
    By deaconbill in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-11-2002, 05:42 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