2 questions

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by shakeel, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. shakeel

    shakeel New Member

    which is better for tris lying ez extension or the seated version where you bring the bar behind the head?

    also to avoid failure for my 5 reps max can i do this

    first set 4 reps
    2nd set 3-4 reps
  2. Blade

    Blade Super Moderator Staff Member

    This should be in the General training forum, yes? ;)

    1. Seated version allows more stretch, so I prefer that.
    2. Yes.
  3. morded

    morded New Member

    I am not too particular on tris as they grow fairly easy for me, however, to the best of my knowledge the last time I checked there was a differential, or should I say preferential recruitment of the??/middle or out head as you increased the angle to a more upright position. this has been verified by mri and emg studies. check out tudor bompas emg studies analysis for the specific numbers. but unless you have a specific favorite, I would say the next most important facet would be using a heavier weight to stimulate more motor units. this is exactly why an exercise like squats is prefered over leg extensions, or say barbell curls over concentration curls. Hope this helps.

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