Good topic here Buzza. Great development and personal achievement.
XB thanx but -believe me- i’m very far to have a decent body LOL
I notice you are using a 4 second eccentric but elsewhere have seen Hernon style training use the mid 80% ROM to push out reps seemingly X0XO tempo - does the tempo make a remarkable difference to the program? Personally I’m with Buzza on full ROM and 4 second tempo.
well, I have trained many years for explosive strenght (very fast eccentric/concentric)in the football field and I noted that -when in off-season- i trained with slow eccentrics plus 85/90% of RM i gained both in size/weight, i could be wrong -and my ears are very well open to tips…- but it seems that “low reps&slow eccentrics” works good for me
CC, you mentioned about using 2 to 3 exercises instead - could you please suggest guidelines on exercise selection? I believe Hernon has suggested Dips or Decline Press for the first chest exercise but would Incline Barbell, Flat DB Press then Chest Press machine work just as well (as an example, decreasing degrees of difficulty). Or forget about all that, pick an exercise, focus on the reps (??). Thank you.
Never thought about dropping more than 10% on the weights and wouldn’t have thought about it or the muscle fibre concept without Modok’s post. Thank you Modok.
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yeah, this 3ead is a milestone .
btw , just comeback from local gym (i usually lift in my warehouse) in the break from work.
did reverse lat pulldownz.
242x6 (1 more rep:-) next time I add 2kilos/5lb).
drops could seem too big (to me also) but i barely closed the last rep (failure at half movement)…felt pretty tired at the end.
then did dbs shrugs (my traps seem to have growth up just with dbs rows&tbar so why don’t add a more specifical movement??)
then forearms,legs (light bcause my kness are fucked),neck and abs (no Hernon style , Rest pause still).
so Big weight drop (25%) between first and second set still sounds weird,maybe continuing to train with high reps (second and third set ) i will close the gap???
Mikael from Italy