What is a Forced Rep? Negative Rep?

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  1. ACLdestroyer

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    I dunno. Can somebody exprain prease?
     
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    Forced rep is a rep done after positive failure with the help of a spottor. A negative consists of a spotter helping you do a concentric phase which you cannot complete alone, and a slow, agonizing eccentric phase.
     
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    Nice. Thanks.
     
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    both are the key to excessive blood volume and helping to tear down muscle fibers, triggering regrowth that yields bigger + stronger muscle. if you can't do those because of the absence of a spotter, you can do some drop sets to help with increasing blood flow -- cosgrove wrote some cool stuff about it in a book i was reading last night at B&N
     
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    and you're already a beast.. imagine if you were to incorporate them into your routine :eek3:
     
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    I don't know if I'd go that far to saying that...
     
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    they seem like a great way to get injured IMO

    Bands & chains/weigth releaser are better
     
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    I've never done drop sets.. but I've done forced reps.. Quite the pump.

    Mike - What book were you reading?

    Any good reads on drop sets? I'd like to start incorporating..
     
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    I do them time to time for a nasty pump. Dropsets can be fun too once in a while, talk about a pump. Did some on my arm workout last night.
     
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    Dropsets are definately good for the "pump" factor. Not that havig a pump makes any real difference. Although, I can see how increasing the bloodflow to the area could help speed tissue regeneration and recovery.
     
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    Better for sarcoplasmic hypertrophy as well.
     
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    me either
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/New-Rules-Lifting-Maximum-Muscle/dp/1583332383

    New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle (Hardcover)
    by Lou Schuler (Author), Alwyn Cosgrove (Author) "A GENERATION AGO, the idea that strength training was actually good for youthat it offered any health benefits, that it helped people live longer, that..."



    Ceaze, what do you think of this book? I think I might buy it this weekend..
     
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