Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Old and Grey, Jul 26, 2018.
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!
Not sure how this relates to myo rep?
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.
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.
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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