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Thursday, August 15, 2013

How To Use Tempo in Your Training Program

Using Tempo as a Training Variable

Based on current training models, a set 1-3 is associated with training for power, a set of 3-5 is associated with training for strength, sets of 6-8 hypertrophy, and anything greater than that you are training for muscular endurance. Now let’s call an apple an orange, and would it be possible for a set of 6 to actually illicit 3 separate training effects? In other words, is it possible that a set 6 reps can 3 seperate training effects? The answer is yes. Let’s welcome the training variable TEMPO to the conversation.1366731457858.jpg

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Breathing Life Into The Bicep Curl

What are the benefits of a Bicep curl? Bicep Curls; The one exercise that has been loved and disliked by everyone thoughout their lifting careers. When you're young and just starting to lift, you do them mulitple times a week. From middle school PE classes to serious lifters in the gym, most people have included lots of traditional ab work and sets of 21's. (In case you didn't do 21's its a set of 7 reps at the bottom half of the range of motion, 7 at the top half, and 7 full reps). As you get older, you start to think that they are pointless and you get enough bicep activity when you train back. If you cringe when you see guys at the gym spending a large chunk or their time curling, then you know you fall into this category.

Then, you actually mature in your journey and realize no matter how much you dislike them, they will always be a part of your life. So you change your thinking and start seeing that a bicep curl is more then just a way to train your arms, it is a way to train rotary stabiity, train your rotator cuff, and after all, plays a bigger role in strength and conditioning then you once thought. 

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