haha bulldog i found some stuff on that on the net - that is what got me thinking on this. i surely will pick up the book as soon as i’m able!
why wouldn’t you reccommend it ivoodo?
ME day… yes. why not make every day a ME day??
*I do understand that one won’t make gains doing the same thing forever… and i also understand that you want to be used to doing max attempts. i’m an oly lifter really so used to max efforts. would like to train max effort for the powerlifts for a bit… see if i can get things moving some before doing something more regular like 5/3/1…[/quote]
Man, everyone always forgets the second “o” haha.
I wouldn’t recommend training this way for three reasons:
A.) It’s pretty easy to hurt yourself maxing out all the time, you really have to put an extra emphasis on form, which is tough without coaching sometimes.
B.) You basically need either a coach or a capable training partner for all the spotting. I mean, I don’t mind if somebody asks me for a spot in between sets, but if they did it 8-10 times, doing 1 rep each time, I’d be pretty pissed, haha.
C.) I feel there’s a very specific type of conditioning that takes place in higher-rep ME work, I call it sustainable burst, the ability to burst multiple times with max explosion within seconds of each other. I know it sounds like total bullshit, but when I was only training with 1 rep training I was super explosive, strong, and fast, but I couldn’t sustain the amount of force I could produce on an athletic field because I had limited myself so much to one type of training. I could run a route deep, and beat my D-Back, but if I didn’t end up pulling a hamstring, I ended up breathing REAL hard after the play, which in turn negatively effected my sustainability. When I added higher rep days in to my training I got bigger, faster, and stronger, and I could play the way I need to the whole game, instead of three quarters…
Basically, as in most things athletically related, you’ll probably get the best results from a variety of stimuli, specializing in one area usually leads to imbalances and a poorly constructed athletic foundation to build on.