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Opinions on Slow Burn Fitness?


#1

I imagine it's not popular with iron pumpers but Fred Hahn's Slow Burn Fitness seems right for a 50+ dude like myself with ruptured discs in my low back and neck, tennis elbow and torn rotators. Comments, anyone?

koneall


#2

Any link to what it is, personally I've never heard of it.


#3

It's nothing new. I first heard about it ten years ago. I've got the book which has no mention of a website. The theory is by taking a long time to do one rep you're stimulating fast twitch and slow twitch fibers. For pushups, you count ten seconds going from belly-on-the-ground to elbows locked. Then take 10 seconds to lower yourself. That's done til you can't lift your body weight for even one more rep. Then take a 90 second rest and do it again. And it goes for squats, deadlifts, curls whatever. I've been doing them with a Swiss ball. I don't get lactic acid soreness but my arms are definitely fatigued for the next few days.

koneall


#4

Ahh, kind of a cross between super slow and statics.

Keep it up and report back :wink: