Do most people lift too much weight when it comes to BB???
- 11-13-2007, 05:49 PM
- 11-13-2007, 05:55 PM
Depends on form and intensity.
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11-13-2007, 06:06 PM
Periodization as well as eccentric or concentric work play a big role in the working load.
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11-13-2007, 07:02 PM
11-23-2007, 06:32 PM
i think it's important to first master proper form with different exercises before packin on the plates so to speak. once you train your stabilizer muscles to handle heavier weights and perfect your form a little, then you can start loading on the weight. when you lift heavier weight with good form, you make gains. otherwise you look like a dumbass and risk hurting yourself.
particular to this question, however, i think people are under a fallacy that bodybuilding is about lifting heavy weights. this is powerlifting, not bodybuilding. bodybuilding is about meticulously developing each muscle group to create a contest-winning physique. oftentimes, there is a powerlifitng aspect to this during the OFF-season; however, most of the time you will simply want to stimulate muscle growth by acheiving a good contraction and holding it during sets. diet is also very key to this sport. heavy weights are not really an essential element of bodybuilding. but if you must go heavy be sure to have good form.
11-23-2007, 07:01 PM
11-24-2007, 02:32 PM
01-02-2008, 12:09 PM
Thats one of the things I like about the SAIS program, it hits each area with something in the 3 sets of 6 range, 2 sets of 10 range, and 1 set of 20 range, so you get a nice mix of everything
01-03-2008, 11:04 AM
01-05-2008, 04:07 PM
Proper form, speed of the lift, intensity is all that matters.
3sec rep down, 2 sec rep up for a complete set of 8-10 should be your measuring point - no matter what the weight. If people can't use that tempo, as an average,their using too much weight.
02-08-2008, 10:40 PM
I think its funny when the badasses walk in,and you can spot them right away.They just have this look like im the **** and get ready to watch me set world records.Some of them warm up(if at all)with weight thats too heavy for them,and it's obvious.They usually grunt/scream and have huge lat syndrome.It used to kind of bother me when they would be doing the same lift as me(im sure most here know what i mean)but now i just kind of enjoy it.I think no one would ever guess you worked out but everyone knows i work out........so fuq i went back and edited this because this site turned my **** into ****,do they do this some times?lets see **** you you ****ing ****
02-08-2008, 10:44 PM
02-08-2008, 10:52 PM
"Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but don't nobody wanna lift no heavy-ass weight!" - Ronnie Colman
02-13-2008, 02:25 AM
02-13-2008, 10:10 PM
02-13-2008, 10:51 PM
and its also not for 2 inch range of motion. God I hate that on the leg press, when some guy with thighs the size of my calves loads all the plates he can fit on the leg press, then huffing and puffing cranks out 6 reps with so little range of motion he doesn't need to unlock the sled.
02-13-2008, 11:06 PM
02-13-2008, 11:10 PM
02-14-2008, 09:30 AM
I sq ass to grass and get comments and stares all the time.I dont know if it's worse to see guys with too much weight doing partial sq's,or guys with not enough weight doing partial reps.Their whole wo looks like a half assed warm up.Theirs only one person at my gym that i've seen doing deep sq's,it's a liitle small petite perky milf.I just want to lay underneath.................... .......now it's time for some porn
02-20-2008, 02:29 PM
02-21-2008, 12:15 AM
It's 'body-building', not 'part-perfecting'.
Isolating muscle groups is fine & worthwhile, but realistically, it's finish work & should follow the establishment of a solid, strong, integrated physique - which is what compound lifts and general fitness training is all about.
02-21-2008, 12:07 PM
02-21-2008, 12:44 PM
This is one of the most contraversial issues in weightlifting that gets thrown around a lot. Should you lift to failure? should you leave some reps in the hole? I mean you got strength coaches like waterbury who say training to failure specifically on compound lifts is too stressful on the central nervous system. Then, you got guys like Poliquin who say training to failure is one of the best ways to grow. So who's advice do you take? I think there's too many variables to consider (volume, frequency, load, intensity), but a combination of both styles of lifting will result in some great gains
02-25-2008, 09:21 PM
Is it not possible to lift heavy and maintain proper form.
For instance if I can knock out 6 reps of 250 on bench using somewhat sloppy form why not just knock the weight down to 225 or so and do 4-6 reps using perfect form.
The 6th rep is still a failure rep as I can not do another rep with perfect form. Thus I'm still lifting Heavy but I'm also keeping perfect form.
I like the way the Max- OT program puts it.
If you are looking to put on mass you should be lifting a weight that is light enough to do 4 reps with proper form but heavy enough that you can not do more than 6 reps and still maintain proper form.
02-25-2008, 09:28 PM
03-14-2008, 02:58 PM
People need to take some time reading and experimenting with the tools they have available. Understand what each style of training offers and beneficial and what is wasteful. Look at the machines, figure out how to use them for what they can offer. Use cyclic variation in training (don't do the same thing day in and day out - aka avoid your body adapting to movement patterns).
Too much volume (i.e: 4 sets of pyramids) may work for the genetically gifted, or those who have mainly fast twitch muscle fibers but for most it won't produce long term progress.
If someone learns to mix both HVT & HIT and meet in the middle, I think that person would see the greatest growth!
03-14-2008, 03:12 PM
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