Negative, meaning eccentric muscle action, is starting at the end state of a movement and resisting until your muscles reach the start of the movement.
A negative pullup, for example, would involve you jumping up to the top of a pullup and hanging there for some amount of time (or maximum) before your return to the start position. Repeat this for reps. In the USMC this is common practice for women (we call it flexed arm hang) as women are not expected to do pullups. Just as a reference point, a 70 second hang is considered perfect in the USMC.
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NYC Baby!!! Uptown…the Harlem area!! I get very excited when I talk about my home town.
Thanks for that…I’ll have to try it. Hanging? I can hang, I think. I’ll have to try it at the gym on Monday.
I did that at the jungle gym a few months back and 20 seconds was a problem. I guess I have a lot of practice to do. Thanks for the definition.
Negative is where you hold yourself at the top of the chinup and then slowly lower yourself down as slow as possible. Eventually you will get a pullup/chinup that way. I started on the lat pulldown myself.[/quote]
Lord…that I cannot do. We’ll have to test that out. I’ll post back here and let you guys know if I was successful at that. I’m already intimidated…jumping and hanging okay…I was planning on not holding thet position above the bar. Lordy. Well…practice makes perfect.
Thanks for letting me know.