I have a few random bodybuilding questions that i need answers/opinions too…
I’ve been reading some of Pavel Tsatsouline’s books lately. In one of his book, he recommended to “pull the bar apart” in the eccentric portion of the bench press. However, i read somewhere to “pull the apart” on both the concentric and eccentric portion. What’s the right technique?[/quote]
I can only answer your questions with the info i know to be true or what i have experienced personally…
That said, not having a background in maximal strength training i have just heard that this visualisation technique works when lifting on the concentric effort, and this makes more sense to me too.
I would assume that the latter (eccentric) may work when actually focusing on this part of the lift, such as with overloaded negatives or when using controlled/slow negatives.[quote]
- Since most of you guys recommend using your hands as hooks during back training, would you guys recommend actually using real training hooks to train back?[/quote]
I prefer straps, i have heard (on enough occasions to never want to use them) that hooks in reality are not as effective as one would assume.
As chitown said, if you do use straps or hooks a lot you will need to train the grip independently (I rotate their use and currently forgo their use to assist my forearm size).[quote]
- Can drinking too much milk build intolerance? Personally, talking from experience here, i notice this to be true. I think CT said this in an article a while back as well.[/quote]
I don’t know for a fact, but i have not only heard that it is possible to develop allergies to foods if you eat too much of them, but i have also experienced this with shellfish.
Lactose intlolerance is much more common than most think, and it sounds like chitown is a sufferer, as am i but not to any degree that would stop me drinking this great food source.[quote]
Feel free to answer any questions if you can contribute, it’s greatly appreciated.[/quote]