(Fausto @ Oct. 26 2006,13:46)QUOTEQUOTEIf it walks like a duck, looks like a duck...then it must be a .....
Yeah, that is still not confusing the muscle, but a technique, O & G uses a similar technique.
Our pohysiology is too complicated to get "confused" that is why I say it is a retarded way of putting things, nothin in our body gets "confused", IMO, our Maker thought things out just right!
So as you say it must be a duck!
Although I agree with Fausto lets look into this some more. I agree neural learning is a key and when you keep exercises to a minimum the body adapts and learns the movement patterns better (or so it seems) hence you make quicker strength gains which should bring on muscle gains. When this stops or plateau's one should SD....however what if you could activate some other fibers with different angles or exercises hence not having to SD as quickly.....lets look at this closer.
I am aware you start lighter and increase poundages until reaching your max on the last workout on any given rep range but again, should failure be reached or should more reps be completed if possible for even the latter stages of a cycle?
Keep in mind that “starting light” ONLY works after Strategic (or accidental) Deconditioning. If you go straight from training heavy to training light, the stimulus will be inadequate to cause growth.
Even though that beginning of an HST cycle is relatively light, it must still be heavy enough. What’s “heavy enough” is determined by the condition of the muscle at the time the load is applied. Don’t be fooled into thinking fatigue is the indicator of what’s heavy enough. It isn’t. Have you ever done something you weren’t accustomed to doing and you got sore the next day? Even though the weight was relatively light or the activity wasn’t even strenuous? This is a manifestation of the distinction between perceived effort and the mechanical effects of loading muscle tissue. In other words, it felt easy, but I still got sore.
Does this mean that doing exercises you are not accustomed to could cause some growth?
We all know soreness is not a indicator of growth...but IMO it looks like it could be???
This is a statement from Bryan Haycock from one of his articles.