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    What's the name of that workout plan?

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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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote 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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