View Full Version : A Proper "REP"

02-26-2009, 12:56 PM
To make things easier let's divide a REP into three parts :

2)STATIC ( where we SHOULD hold a good muscular contraction )
3) negative

For MAXIMUM muscular growth stimulation, what do you guys think it's the optimal way to perform a REP ?

From personal experience I would say a good rep consists of a controlled positive followed by a good static muscular contraction, ended by controlling the negative on the way back.

I've seen people perform an explosive positive, skip the static, and than drop the weights back on the negative like maniacs...

***Remember were talking about bodybuilding not powerlifting.

02-26-2009, 12:57 PM
1.5 sec positive, 2 second negative. static optional, depending on training regimen.

02-26-2009, 02:45 PM
Explosive positive, smooth turn around, negative, split second static stretch.

Hardly Krishna
02-26-2009, 03:37 PM
I try and do whatever is comfortable on the joints at this point...lately my rep tempo has been looking something like this.

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03-01-2009, 09:25 PM
I like 1.5 seconds positive, 2.5 seconds negative, static 1 second

03-01-2009, 09:31 PM
I like my neg 2x the time of my positive. I then finish my last set with a very slow neg with very light weight on problem body parts, which is nearly all of them.