Max-stim Pdf - For Anyone Who Wants/lost It

Discussion in 'Hypertrophy-Specific Training (HST)' started by Jester, May 31, 2018.

  1. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Yep I agree on that scenario totally!

    If the load is sufficient to activate then 'thinking' does zip, but if the load is lighter, you then can alter things to where one muscle group is 'more' activated, (and I'm sure it's subconscious altering of form).
     
  2. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    OK, all this talk is temping me..
    all you guys getting arm size without direct arm work
    All the people who got some decent gains with even vanilla HST

    So question... I have some old injuries.. not thinking I can actually use a true 5RM, I think someone else said as long as we are progressive, actual RM isn't that huge.
    What about an HST cycle, pure basic exercises, of 15's, 12's and 8's?
     
  3. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    Injuries = ?
     
  4. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    List? egads....
    I'll start from floor up lol
    both knees, left worst. Tendon tears in vastus M insertion to patella (basketball game)
    Lower back (Squat 1Rm when young)
    both shoulders (right from heavy dips years ago), left, cannot remember what caused that
    Right bicep/forearm? Inside the 'elbow pit', can't tell if it's bicep or forearm muscle
    Various minor ones...
    most don't really hamper me a lot, I just really avoid super heavy deep squats, and careful with heavy shoulder stuff (bench, OHP, etc.)

    I did some RM tests just now, still panting from it.. nothing hurt with 6-8 RM (squats only went as far as 8RM). I think I might do 15,10,6 RM's not much difference between 6 and 8 RM, it's like 5-10 lbs .

    think i'll just try the advice on here and do compounds, i'm busy, stressed and all that, so going abbreviated. maybe like
    Bench
    Pulley rows
    OHP
    Un. Pulldowns
    Squats
    St. Calves

    see how it goes...
     
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
  5. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    This definitely isn't a mental cue, it's actually not even mental, nor is it just about having awareness on the muscle, but ACTIVELY contracting it, it definitely is the muscle contracting harder. You can do it without any load whatsoever. Another term is 'mind-muscle connection', although its more an ability to contract the muscle voluntarily.

    And like NWlifter said, with heavy lifts it's close to full contraction anyway so there's no point, but lighter lifts you can actively squeeze the muscle harder. Has nothing to do with just thinking about it. It's much easier to do with isolation exercises and muscles you already have a good 'feel' and connection with.


    Yep that would be fine, still going by the principles. I've avoided the 5RMs for awhile too, but gonna give them a go soon, even 6-8RM I might stick with.
     
  6. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member


    We can agree to disagree on this
     
  7. Totentanz

    Totentanz Super Moderator Staff Member

    wrt to focusing on flexing while lifting - this only seems to really matter much when using lighter loads since you can enhance the occlusion effect as in something like myo-reps. By lighter loads, I mean something like 20-25RM like you'd use for myo-sets.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2018
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  8. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Ah that's all good no probs. Yeah am just trying understand, as the muscle is still contracting harder, but yeah I'll ponder it all a bit :)
     
  9. Jester

    Jester Well-Known Member

    That’s exactly what we disagree about ;)
     
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  10. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    Dang, DOMS to the max here, tested some RM's last night for that abbreviated setup I mentioned. I hadn't trained for like 3. 1/2 weeks before that, so a good SD, but man....I can barely walk!
     
  11. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Active Member

    Hehe love me some good DOMS ;D. Ah legs are a killer!
     
  12. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    yes, especially the inner thigh areas, still limping today LOL
     
  13. NWlifter

    NWlifter Active Member

    yes, that's absolutely right. With a lighter load I'm sure antagonists probably flex 'against' and add resistance to compensate for focusing and flexing the target muscle more. I know it works, I've done that many times, I can't believe anyone who's trained for years hasn't worked with that idea for a while to feel the benefits. Even Brad posted or did a study on it and verfied it, but even without that, it's easy to see you can de-activate some muscles, and increase others consciously.
     

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