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    Supersets & negatives

    I'm a firm believer in supersetting.
    I usually train alone, sometimes on a tight schedule.
    It allows me to get in & out of the gym,& get a nice workout.

    Also I do negatives, usually every other week, mostly w chest, which usually has me sore the following day.

    Just looking to hear some opinions from others on this????

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    They are great for saving time. I like to alternate antagonist muscle groups for this, with at most a 1:00 rest between. Usually it's just however long the walk is to the other piece of equipment.

    I try to keep the eccentric portion of my reps a bit slower than the concentric. Not ridiculously slow, but 100% under control with tension being kept on the muscle.

    Also really like holding the isometric contractions for a solid second, especially on back exercises. Holding the stretch on chest exercises is good too. I feel like this helps tremendously.
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    Supers all the time....negs not so much anymore..

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    Negatives are the best way to work around/with injuries.

    Also. Just a great technique altogether.

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    Your right ...just trying to get out before 5pm............Freaking jungle in there..Drop sets are my fav

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    Supersets & negatives

    It may just be terminology, but in my mind a negative is when you hit positive failure, have a partner help you lift the weight back up, and then lower it. In the absence of that, I just call it controlling the weight.

    Tough to do without a partner for chest unless you are on one of those machines with the foot pedal.


    Side note: anyone remember the cybernetics 60 day kit that came with a program that required you to go to negative failure? I swear they made they program so hard that that is was impossible to comply with so you wouldn’t call BS on their supplements. 30 lbs in 60 days my a$$!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    Negatives are the best way to work around/with injuries.

    Also. Just a great technique altogether.
    I have to agree

    For me it's my shoulder and knee. I can't get go as heavy so, I am left with playing with TUT and Tempo of the movement with muscle mind connection. Always good workouts.
    Well, to be fair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk8594 View Post
    It may just be terminology, but in my mind a negative is when you hit positive failure, have a partner help you lift the weight back up, and then lower it. In the absence of that, I just call it controlling the weight.

    Tough to do without a partner for chest unless you are on one of those machines with the foot pedal.


    Side note: anyone remember the cybernetics 60 day kit that came with a program that required you to go to negative failure? I swear they made they program so hard that that is was impossible to comply with so you wouldn’t call BS on their supplements. 30 lbs in 60 days my a$$!
    cybernetics? WWWHAtt? I must be following the wrong I.G pages.
    Well, to be fair...

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    Yeah,DK..that's how Joe Piescipo got so huge..!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Yeah,DK..that's how Joe Piescipo got so huge..!!
    Yeah. I knew he was on something


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    Quote Originally Posted by German89 View Post
    cybernetics? WWWHAtt? I must be following the wrong I.G pages.
    Auto correct: meant cybergenics. One of the first “kits” of supplements. Not on IG. This is back from the 90’s!


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    I like both. i find that constant variation is most powerful because the body cant adapt it just grows

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