[quote]clean and squat wrote:
Bicep curls and forearm curls don’t increase testosterone as much as deads squats or cleans[/quote]
depends on a lot of factors…again, can’t make broad sweeping generalizations.
I’ll tell ya what, before this back and forth gets out of hand…Find me some documentation of an online scientific study supporting your claim and then we’ll discuss its results and see where it fits into our arguments. Then I can show you what I mean when I say “it depends” and we can actually get somewhere productive. Until then I really have nothing further to discuss here. [/quote]
Since im lazy,im just gonna dig up the studies that Waterbury referenced, which I quoted above
“Resistance exercise protocols that stress large muscle mass (multi-joint exercises), are high in volume, and moderate to high intensity, tend to produce the greatest hormonal elevations for optimal muscular fitness benefits (Kraemer et al., 2005).”
(ok I cant find the actual study in that article, just the abstract so ill have to see if I can find that tomorrow)
Alright its late and im lazy and really dont feel like dredging through pub med right now, so ill simply ask you this.
As a general rule of thumb, would you say it is safe to say that intensity being equal, that if someone did a total body workout including squats and deads that the hormonal response would more significant, than if that same person went to the gym and had an “arms” day instead ?
Im not talking a guy going to the gym and squatting 10% of his 1rm for 3 sets of 5, but assuming equal intensity and similar set/rep ranges ?
You don’t need a study to tell you that stimulating a significantly greater amount of mass for equal intensity should generate a greater response.
Thats common sense.
Ill take a look tomorrow, but I cant imagine finding an unbiased study with a large sample size comparing the hormonal response of major compound lifts to iso lifts.
It really wouldn’t make sense for someone to spend the money to do a study like this correctly, since there would be no money to be made off it. So I truly doubt it exists