[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Kevin, as a bodybuilder, trained ‘‘slowly’’ for some time. So he was basically in grade 1, learning how to explode.
If you have someone who is not good at exploding a weight and have him do a fast eccentric, it will just not work.[/quote]
Thanks for the explanation. In the Perfect Rep article, the SRP appeared fundamental to the basic system, and you seemed quite mindful of safety issues, which made me question my old approach to pressing. You wrote:
“We always use SRP twitch turnarounds, or another type of specialized turnaround technique, on every lift.”
“Don’t force your arms lower than where they naturally stop with nothing but the force of gravity pulling them.”
So, even if a trainee has not mastered explosive concentrics, should we not still try to find that place where our arms naturally stop (say, on a bench press) if only for improved safety reasons, rather than always take the bar to the chest?
Finally, I’m relatively new here, and in reading as many of your articles and posts (trying to catch up to that vast volume!), I’m astonished by the amount of immediately applicable quality information you have volunteered on training and diet, that would otherwise cost trainees lots of money to obtain.