Re: 18yr Old Needs Advice On Only Negative Training
Posted by AnaBoLixX on March 17, 1997 at 19:11:54:
In Reply to: Re: 18yr Old Needs Advice On Only Negative Training posted by Al on March 17, 1997 at 02:56:25:
: : : I am 18 years old and need to get stronger i recently read in a mag about negative training. This training involves only doing the negative part of the lift for example, lets say you can curl 100 pounds for 8 reps so the idea is you can do negative reps for 130, but you need someone to help lift the wieght when you you finsh your negative to start it over. I heard that you can add 20 pounds to your lifts in a couple of weeks with this training. Any ideas or this.
: : If you're only concerned about curls then this training method isn't for you. If you did want to try it you would only do it on the last reps of the last set that you are going to do for that exercise. I doubt that you could add 20lbs, but you could add a nice pec tear or pulled quad.
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: Yeah, I agree. It's a pretty advanced training method. At 18, you could probably do anything and still get results. Just remember, the body reacts to change, so constantly change your workouts. For example, change the types of exercises you do, the number of sets, the tempo of the reps, ect. One thing that works well for me is the 2 second up 4 second down method on reps. I love this, it really adds intensity to your sets. Some people's egos won't let them use this method because you usually have to drop the weight you normally use, but beleive me, there's enough emphasis on the negative range of the movement that you should be back up to your old weights in no time. Try this for a few weeks, then try a 2up 2down for a few weeks, then back to the normal explode and drop and then back to the 2-4 and so on. Or do whatever you feel works for you. Develop your own method. These are just some suggestions. Hope this helps. Later.
Whoa dude! don't just train with negatives...I agree with the first reply. Do your set, heavy sets/low reps, then after you finished immediatly do maybe 2-4 negatives....don't do this every work out though.....
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