More Support For Myo And Effective Reps

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Old and Grey, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Old and Grey

    Old and Grey Super Moderator Staff Member

  2. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah now that is fascinating... I wonder what velocity specifically they're referring to (if it can be measured).. so essentially slower velocity reps (fibers shortening at a slower rate) allow a larger number of cross-bridges to form and therefore more force exerted, thus higher mechanical tension... and vice versa? Interesting!
  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Not sure how this relates to myo rep?
  4. k_dean_curtis

    k_dean_curtis Member

    IIRC, max speed to see optimum cross bridges was 2 seconds for a normal ROM exercise. After 4 or 5 seconds the results dropped off. So a cadence of 2 up, 2 or 3 down is about right.
  5. Blade

    Blade Super Moderator Staff Member

    Point being that you don’t need to slow down your reps intentionally, you will move slower due to either fatigue at higher reps or the loads being heavy at lower reps.
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  6. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Yes, slow due to tension = higher tension (more crossbriges)
    Slow with light load = less crossbridges
    And interestingly, fatigue would be same tension, less crossbridges but slow due to 'thats all ya got' kinda thing.
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