I was thinking about it.
Of course, I agree that "lifting as fast as possible" during concentric phase is way better for strength than the non-natural "slow tempo". But what about "no tempo" at all, with no reps counting?
I've read people complaining that "lifting as fast as possible" bypass the stabilizer who aren't really trained during the process. On the other hand, training deliberately slow is bullshit in a athletic point of view. but what about "no tempo"?
Try this experiment:
Take a smallish weight (2kg) in your hand, then put it in the clean position, ready to press it overhead.
Now, I want you to press it, without thinking about doing it slow or/fast, and without counting reps, just do the movement again and again with empty mind, press it up, go down, press it up, go down, press ...
What you will realize is that after some reps, your movement will start to be faster on the concentric phase, without thinking about it. And the more you continue, the more you reps are going to be explosive and totally explosive after some more reps, although you had no intent to do it this way.
What's happening there?
Does it mean that the body starts by using type I fiber and stabilizers at the beginning, then start to use explosive movement (in a efficient/natural way because it uses less energy with momentum) faster and faster, as if the nervous system is now "allowing you" to move the weight faster because it feels safe after some slower reps and stabilizer/kinesthesic feedback?
Movement that aren't fully explosive are still usefull strength-wise:
-Sometimes you need to lift something as fast as possible (think about throwing something/someone/ a dwarf..)
-Sometimes you need to have strength in slower movement wich use more stabilisation (think about lifting a big box to put it slowly on a high shelf, without touching other objects on the shelf because they could fall. or think about real life movement where you have to stop the movement without completing the rep, half-amplitude movements)
I might be wrong, but training this way seems to have the best of the two methods and train the full spectrum of force, you work the stabilizers/slow fiber first, then you get to the type-II fiber and explosive movement.
And it's really easy/natural to do, you basically lift with empty mind, without counting reps, and without any tempo up and down. You just repeat a movement like a retard.
What do you think about it?