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    There's a workout that promotes very slow repetitions but I can't remember if I read it here on the Apple or where, but I do remember Mark promoting it, or at least approving of it. It was like 3 full seconds to lift and 3 seconds to return. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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    Don't know the name of the plan you are referring to, but when I used to go to the gym that was how the personal trainer taught me. He said fast actions could tear the muscles. And it feels like harder work too!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
      There's a workout that promotes very slow repetitions but I can't remember if I read it here on the Apple or where, but I do remember Mark promoting it, or at least approving of it. It was like 3 full seconds to lift and 3 seconds to return. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
      There are a few workouts that include slow tempo work. You might be thinking of Body By Science. My reservation with body by science is that is promotes the use of machines which force the body into non-natural ranges of motion.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dirlot View Post
        There are a few workouts that include slow tempo work. You might be thinking of Body By Science. My reservation with body by science is that is promotes the use of machines which force the body into non-natural ranges of motion.
        Probably BBS. My problem with BBS is that it's focused on muscle mass gains, not strength gains. That, and it involves zero stabilizer muscles.
        I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by federkeil View Post
          Probably BBS. My problem with BBS is that it's focused on muscle mass gains, not strength gains. That, and it involves zero stabilizer muscles.
          To say something nice about BBS: it's better than nothing.
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          • #6
            BBS: Some people use it.

            Also, js290 will soon come with a video from Dr. MacGuff showing how three 2-week experiments on 8 college students who'd never picked up a weight before "proves" that all the coaches who've spent their lives making athletes strong are wrong.
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            • #7
              Thanks, it is BBS. I found where I read about it; Mark had it as his topic of the day Dec. 14, 2011. I didn't realize that it was all machine exercises, so I agree with federkeil and Dirlot, it's not for me. I don't want a Body by Science, I want a Body by Lifting Heavy Stuff. That's for the help!
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              • #8
                Just remember you can add some tempo work to proper strength training workouts. Tempo can be a good way to mix things up - Convict Conditioning promotes 2 down, hold, 2 up.
                Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
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                • #9
                  You can do Starting Strength with a tempo, gains will be slower. Or you can cycle a 5 rep program with something like Hormonal Training or.... I think it's called Russian something or other... it's 10x10 4-0-2 tempo, just a massive hypertrophy program.
                  I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

                  Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by justyouraveragecavemen View Post
                    Thanks, it is BBS. I found where I read about it; Mark had it as his topic of the day Dec. 14, 2011. I didn't realize that it was all machine exercises, so I agree with federkeil and Dirlot, it's not for me. I don't want a Body by Science, I want a Body by Lifting Heavy Stuff. That's for the help!
                    Try Starting Strength.
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                    • #11
                      Years ago I tried a super-slow plan at a place in the Chicago suburbs that had been written up in Outside magazine. The piece claimed the technique would "get you strong". I tried it for awhile - meh. Not especially. Fast forward about 15 years. I began Starting Strength last October. Due to some torn muscles in my forearm I can't do power cleans, so have substituted Pendlay rows. I'm 55 yrs old, not your testosterone-charged young stallion. Starting squat in Oct was 160 lbs. Last night I did 250 lbs. Full ROM. The other lifts haven't progressed quite as quickly, but they have certainly progressed. My Pendlay rows are 3x5 at 160 lbs and I can do 3x8 dumbbell rows using 95 lb dumbbells. Bench is around 160, standing presses have been a problem with my arm. So I can certainly state that Starting Strength is the best plan that I have ever come across. Oh, by the way, I have tried the traditional 3 sets of 8-10 reps, hitting the different body parts - both free weight and machine. Nothing compares to the progress I have made with Starting Strength.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by kap View Post
                        Years ago I tried a super-slow plan at a place in the Chicago suburbs that had been written up in Outside magazine. The piece claimed the technique would "get you strong". I tried it for awhile - meh. Not especially. Fast forward about 15 years. I began Starting Strength last October. Due to some torn muscles in my forearm I can't do power cleans, so have substituted Pendlay rows. I'm 55 yrs old, not your testosterone-charged young stallion. Starting squat in Oct was 160 lbs. Last night I did 250 lbs. Full ROM. The other lifts haven't progressed quite as quickly, but they have certainly progressed. My Pendlay rows are 3x5 at 160 lbs and I can do 3x8 dumbbell rows using 95 lb dumbbells. Bench is around 160, standing presses have been a problem with my arm. So I can certainly state that Starting Strength is the best plan that I have ever come across. Oh, by the way, I have tried the traditional 3 sets of 8-10 reps, hitting the different body parts - both free weight and machine. Nothing compares to the progress I have made with Starting Strength.
                        Awesome progress man!
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                        • #13
                          And tempo wise for starting strength? Just relatively normal? I'm starting soon and after reading the book, it was kind of vague about this.

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                          • #14
                            You just keep adding more weight every. single. time - very, very soon the "tempo" becomes "Oh my god get this thing off of me!" and "holy crap I can't believe I just did that" You end up resting for 7 or so minutes between squat sets while everyone around you does three or four different exercises at once. It's kind of amusing sometimes.
                            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                              You just keep adding more weight every. single. time - very, very soon the "tempo" becomes "Oh my god get this thing off of me!" and "holy crap I can't believe I just did that" You end up resting for 7 or so minutes between squat sets while everyone around you does three or four different exercises at once. It's kind of amusing sometimes.
                              Very true.
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