Any Experience with Super Slow routine?

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    Sep 07, 2010 3:02 AM GMT
    I have come across a workout routine called Super slow and was wondering if anyone has tried this system and how they liked it? A book dealing with it is called:

    Body by Science: A Research Based Program to Get the Results You Want in 12 Minutes a Week by Doug McGruff.

    There is a place in Chicago that follows it:

    http://www.citywidesuperslow.com/

    Any info. and thoughts are much appreciated
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    Sep 07, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    It seems too good to be true, but hoping to find some men who have tried it out
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    Sep 07, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    They actually made that into an official routine? I've always lifted very slowly. It prevents momentum from making the lift easier.
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    Sep 07, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    Yes It seems it is its own workout plan, with 10 seconds up and 10 seconds down during the lift.
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    Sep 08, 2010 1:30 AM GMT
    I have never heard of this program. However, research showing that a slow negative greatly increases hypertrophy compared to a faster negative.
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    Sep 08, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    Thanks Munching, I ordered the book (made in 2009) so I will look at it and you can see some pages online on Amazon. It talks about exercising smart. Something like most men spend a lot of time in the gym because you need to with faster reps (which most men do). You can destroy muscle faster doing the slow reps.

    I think about carrying something heavy for a long distance and period and it really weakens you, that maybe it is that event being applied to exercises.
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    Sep 08, 2010 11:43 AM GMT
    My experience is that it's good for switching things up - like going from low reps to high reps; drop sets, etc - but it's not a magic strategy that will make an astounding difference.