May 25, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
I'm curious whether the way weights are lifted affects outcome, effectiveness, or safety? What differences, if any, are there in doing quick reps versus slower reps? Do specific goals determine how one should lift?
Progress saidmix it up! make your own. Form before speed though.
barriehomeboy saidFrom what I've read, the slow reps are more effective at fatiguing muscle, and thereby stimulating it to grow. With fast reps, the tendancy is to throw the weight or use the "bounce" which really isn't making the muscle work.
UFJocknerd saidExplosive lift (never sacrificing form), controlled return.