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tyciol

Ontario, CAN

Mister Darden, I think I've seen you posting on T-Nation before, or if not, you guys use the same forum software and I'm confused by it...

Anyway, there are guys there like Christian Thibaudeau advocating "eccentricless workouts" and doing mostly concentric work, under the argument that eccetric work is more tiring and makes you take too long to recover, so you can do more volume of concentric and see better long-term progress or something like that.

I really want to see a debate between you guys, it would be really cool. Would you approach T-Nation to set up a round-table for something like that?

It would be cool also to see some moderates in the middle who advocate an equal concentric/eccentric split and other places in between and all that.
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NewYorker

New York, USA

Anyone hear of progress being made with these machines?
Sad to say I see more and more "Life Fitness" equipment in gyms. IMO they need more work before they meet what I would consider "minimum" standards.
It would be nice to see fitness machines going in a more positive direction. I am a little disappointing that something that seems worthwhile like Negative-Accentuated has been so quiet.
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stairway7t

Dear Dr. Darden

Referring to Arthur Jones publication "The lumbar spine, the cervical spine and the knee" he states that the ratio between concentric and eccentric strength changes dramatically from fresh to exhausted condition. Thus the current fixed ratio of 40% more negative resistance the X-Force machines provide can not meet this change. Wouldn`t it be possible and make sense to change the starting angle (make it more flat) of the weight stack from rep to rep until local fatigue occurs? It might thereby be possible to bring the level of positive and negative exhaustion in line which would mean an increase in intensity. I might be on the wrong track but what do you think?

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Ellington Darden

stairway7t wrote:
Dear Dr. Darden

Referring to Arthur Jones publication "The lumbar spine, the cervical spine and the knee" he states that the ratio between concentric and eccentric strength changes dramatically from fresh to exhausted condition. Thus the current fixed ratio of 40% more negative resistance the X-Force machines provide can not meet this change. Wouldn`t it be possible and make sense to change the starting angle (make it more flat) of the weight stack from rep to rep until local fatigue occurs? It might thereby be possible to bring the level of positive and negative exhaustion in line which would mean an increase in intensity. I might be on the wrong track but what do you think?

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Uli from Germany


Interesting concept. X-Force has mentioned this idea to me, but I don't know how far they've taken it, even in a research setting.

Ellington

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stairway7t

Hi Ellington

Thanks for your reply, interesting to read because several month ago I informed the research and development department of X-Force about my idea. Regrettably they did not reply but it seems that my idea had find its way. Let`s see what may happens..... . I will inform Werner Kieser to hear what he thinks (I have worked for him several years).

Uli
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Ellington Darden

Uli,

For your information, Mats Thulin of X-Force talked to me about changing the tilting angles of the weight stack on each repetition in November of 2008.

Ellington
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stairway7t

Hi Ellington,

thank you for your information.

Best wishes

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