Please excuse me if I may have touched upon this subject before. I know we have talked about rep-tempos before.
In The New HIT you recommend the general rep-tempo 4 sec positive and 4 sec negative as a good start, for 8-12 reps. That being said, you add that it may differ depending on excercise and/or preference.
Presumably following this book/regimen, do you still think this is the best general rep-tempo - or would you alter it today? Why not 5/5, 3/3 or 2/4? (I know they all work well, but differently). Also, later studies seem to prove that the positive portion is of less significance, in terms of results (though form is another question). That being said, I tried 2/4 for a period, and can’t say it was any better than 4/4 as I seemed to rush on certain excercises, like pullover machine.
In short: If you were to recommend a general rep-tempo for normal reps today - what would you recommend?