how to properly perfrom reps?

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  1. maxgohan

    maxgohan OT Supporter

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    well, i dont know how to say this but
    say for the lat pull....you pull the weight down relatively fast, and let it go up slowly(4-5 secs)...is that better than just pulling it and releasing it and getting through the set?
     
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    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    I personally have a couple injuries I have to be carefull of so I concentrate more on slower reps and proper form, plus slower reps help to concentrate on the muscle group I am working...your goals would also affect this as well
     
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    so slower works overall group, faster adds mass?
    ibno:o
     
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    general rule of thumb is fast concentric slower eccentric
     
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    no
     
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    isnt there very little benefit to slow reps over a normal speed in building muscle/strength? maybe just injury prevention in special cases.
     
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    jessb20hatch Let's bang like Myosin & Actin

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    are you saying im special?? gosh all you guys are sweethearts!
     
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    whatever you do, use smooth movement... don't be that guy jerking back and using your momentum to pull the weight down, then letting it snap back up

    i hate that guy

    it's ok to lean back a little, iirc, but like i said, don't use that momentum to help get the weight down
     
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    switching up grip works best for me... i rotate between

    wide grip overhand
    wide grip neutral
    narrow grip neutral
    narrow grip underhand
     
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    Same here.

    Add towel grip and clapping pullups to the list.
     
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    what's towel grip?

    i dunno if i could do clapping pullups... that seems a little overboard
     
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    put a towel over the bar and hold onto it
     
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    Hang a towel over the bar and grip just the towel. Good for the forearms? Grouch?
     
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    oh god
     
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    :werd: i always laugh when i see people "snapping" the bar down when they do lat pulldowns. i wonder if that can lead to future back problems. :coolugh:
     
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    oh man its the funniest thing.. i have this one guy at the gym that puts on 200lb and uses full body force to lean back and bring it down to his chest..

    gotta wonder, is he doing lat pulldowns or fucking rows.
     
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