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Gironda's Tempo?

Just checking out your article on Gironda CT, no mention of tempo. Your article says Gironda was always a stickler for form and control without kipping among other articles online which got me thinking about why I see no mention of specific tempo anywhere online. Any ideas?

Tempo prescriptions were “invented” much later than Gironda’s career. Ian King was the first one to strt using it in the late 80s/early 90s and Charles Poliquin popularized them.

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I have a sneaking suspicion Ian King got the idea of tempo training from gymnastics. Gymnasts have always used tempo based strength training for bodyweight strength.