I’m saying this: Max Effort work is a switch. If you do it, you turn on the switch to strength gain. If you aren’t lifting heavy shit in some kind of movement, forget about it.
Now, assuming the switch is ‘on’, targeting the weak area (or muscles in question) with appropriate supplementary moves will bring up your strength in that range better than anything else.
The lifter is weak in the low range, so he focuses on doing lots of low range Max Effort moves (low boards, concentric only, cambered bar, etc.)… BUT, he doesn’t do anything focuses on this low end in his supplementary moves.
The lifter is weak in the low range. He does a variety of Max Effor moves, not really focusing on staying on the low end exclusively. (but he has some low end moves in his progression) For his supplementary moves, he hammers exercises like horizontal rows (for his lats, to hold the bottom position), high rep DB presses and cambered bar board presses.
Comparing these two situations, I’m saying the lifter in ‘B’ will bring up his low end faster than ‘A’. Both of them have their “heavy ass training” switch on, but B is hitting more appropriate supplementary moves to bring up his specific weakpoints.
Do you disagree with that?[/quote]
No I dont disagree with those two limited choices.
I do however feel lifter C if you will the one that uses varied ME lifts that also target his weak points most of the time and hits the acc. work like one should is going to progress even better than lifter A or B.
Sure you need to mix it up. sure if your weak on the bottom you cant go hard and heavy every damn week on say a full ROM press or cambered bar etc, It’ll tear you up but the majority of your ME work IMO should focus on youre weak point, as well as the acc. work of course.
Oh and the lifting hard, turning the switch on. Thats a giving IMO on ME work. If your not doing that giving your damn all well you have greater probs. Sure from day to day that all will vary but every giving day you should give the ME work every damn thing you can or your a lost cause.