Article: Golden Rules Of Lifting
- 02-12-2013, 08:27 AM
Article: Golden Rules Of Lifting
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- 02-12-2013, 11:08 AM
So intensity is key and yet longer rest periods to regain almost 100% of strength back is needed? Isn't that an oxymoron?
I've been cutting rest time down to raise my intensity and shorten workouts. I would say I have 75% of my strength for my next set and use about 30 sec rest time. I used to use 1 min, always.
- 02-12-2013, 11:52 AM
For a short workout where the object is to build muscle mass means you'll be lifting heavier weights. The longer rest is required to lift the heavier weights for 4-6 reps to failure. If your resting for only 30sec you probably wouldn't be able to perform your next set if you truly lifted to failure in 4-6 reps on your last set. When they talk about intensity I think they mean lifting truly to failure on each set, not necessarily the pace of the workout.
02-12-2013, 12:02 PM
02-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Well, I understood his point well. For a Mass gaining cycle, intensity should be met with weight rather than rest period or volume.
02-12-2013, 12:42 PM
02-12-2013, 02:26 PM
Well I guess if you do things the same for long enough than results obviously diminish. I've always lifted heavy 6 rep sets with almost 100% recharge in between sets.
Now that I only give myself 30 sec rest and shoot for the same weight/ rep scheme I've gotten increased results in size. I do see all of your points though. After I get comfortable lifting the same weight and reps with 30 secs as I did with the 1 min rest, I will raise the weight and go back to 1 min rest. Seems to work for me as a progressive load.
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02-12-2013, 05:33 PM
Excellent article, seriously.
6andahalf - intensity refers to % of 1RM lifted (in other words, how hard you work on a set by set basis).
Longer rest periods = higher intensity.
02-12-2013, 07:33 PM
Good rules to lift by
02-12-2013, 10:41 PM
Is he really all natural?? Sorry but I can't believe this
02-13-2013, 08:56 AM
So a workout @ 70% 1rm to failure is still not considered "high intensity" because its not 90-95% for less reps and still ultimately reaching failure??
As much as I understand, it is still confusing by definition of the word "intensity". If sprinting on uphill is considered HIIT then what is sprinting on flat ground? Not as "high intensity"? I understand you are using near 100% "effort" either way but you will not last as long uphill just like lifting your 70% 1rm to failure vs 90% to failure. Both still forms of full on "intensity". I can still lift @ 90% of 1rm for 1 rep and it still not be a form of "intensity".
Although I may not be using the definition like the fitness world does, you should be able to reach high levels of intensity through many rep ranges IMO.
02-13-2013, 09:00 AM
02-13-2013, 02:22 PM
I applaud hard work but find it very hard to believe that he is "all natural"
02-13-2013, 02:22 PM
02-15-2013, 07:38 AM
02-15-2013, 09:22 AM
I hate when people talk trash speculating on weather or not an athlete is natty just because they have a physique thats beyond what most of us can achieve without the aid of drugs
02-15-2013, 09:52 AM
True. I think of a few things when that mindset comes into play.
1) The rules don't change when you are on gear. In fact, things just get amplified. Training, diet and lifestyle all must remain as the cornerstone of your success even with a gram of test in your system.
2) I know plenty of guys on gear and have been on it for years and look nothing like that guy. This tells me that gear alone doesn't do it, and I know this from experience. Knowledge on training and diet are still very much 80% of the success behind guys like this.
02-15-2013, 10:49 AM
It's because he claims NOT to be on gear.
02-15-2013, 10:59 AM
02-15-2013, 08:10 PM
I question if he has cycled or not, or if he has incredible genetics coupled by an iron program. Could be all of those things. I'd be curious to see his diet.
These tips were a fantastic read, I utilized this advice in my workout today.
02-15-2013, 08:20 PM
But there are genetic limits to the human body, and sometimes the role models we see ahead of us are not natural (not saying anything about this guy in the article). They've enhanced their hormone levels in their system and basically have created a mutant in the sense of altering their physiology. There are safe ways to cycle, but ultimately those lifters whom have cycled and claim not to can be bad representations to the weight lifting community. Because they inspire people to reach for their physique, which is an unobtainable goal unless they also cycle through gear in addition to having great genetics.
02-15-2013, 08:40 PM
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