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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

This weekend I'll be finishing off a video on a new training application... Transitional Training.

This method involves high tension flexion with moderate loads that move through a far greater ROM that what typically is done with conventional equipment (including any machine I can think of)... enabling you to increase the mind-muscle connection while reducing strain from heavier loads and while working muscles through a greater 3D effect than what you previously have experienced.

If you're looking for a way to use traditional equipment (freeweights, cables, chins, smith machine) in a very different and broad manner, this DVD will add something very unique. Running time approx. 65 minutes and with a discount for those who ordered the Variation book/DVD set. Contact me for further details; thank you!
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Hey Brian,

That 'far greater ROM' part makes this 51-yr old nervous --- especially as I've recently read Bill DeSimone's books, which both have 'Avoid Excess ROMs' as one of their core themes.

Could you please expand, or give an example, of what you're driving at here?

Best,
Scott
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Turpin

Brian Johnston wrote:
This weekend I'll be finishing off a video on a new training application... Transitional Training.

This method involves high tension flexion with moderate loads that move through a far greater ROM that what typically is done with conventional equipment (including any machine I can think of)... enabling you to increase the mind-muscle connection while reducing strain from heavier loads and while working muscles through a greater 3D effect than what you previously have experienced.

If you're looking for a way to use traditional equipment (freeweights, cables, chins, smith machine) in a very different and broad manner, this DVD will add something very unique. Running time approx. 65 minutes and with a discount for those who ordered the Variation book/DVD set. Contact me for further details; thank you!


3D ` training sounds intriguing Brian and something which I would be very much interested in.

T.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

You are NOT over-stretching... you are creating a transition from one movement to another within the exercise. It's far more complex than this (and for most of the body parts in question), but consider the Arnold press, whereby you start with an underhand grip and as you shoulder press it you rotate to an overhand position. The delts and the RC group will work through a greater ROM doing that than simply pressing straight up. The biceps can be worked by holding dumbbells wide and curling out to the sides, or you can curl them in toward the midline of the body... or any plane of movement between... consider doing all the planes within ONE REP. This stuff feels completely different than traditional training, and the extent to which you apply a stretch or contraction (.e.g., vertical) is irrelevant to the degree in which you apply the horizontal. As well, anyone who hurts himself at the point of stretch did something wrong... excessive stretch... using too much weight... implementing a sudden start or sudden stop. An injury occurs because of force that exceeds the integrity of the tissues (bad training!) and not because there is tension at the point of stretch.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

I sent you a PM 'T.'
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Thanks for the clarification. Your Arnold Press example reminds of what I do with Nautilus Pulldowns or Rows.

I too am interested further details. Please PM. Will probably order Variations next Friday, so please let me know what the follow-up $ for this other pkg would be.

Thanks,
Scott
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Thanks to all those interested. The DVD will ship on the weekend or Monday at latest.

My recommendation: skip to the biceps exercises and THEN go to the workout example at the end of the DVD menu (which I do for biceps) and get a sense of all that is going on beyond the full ROM demonstrations for the biceps... including various zones and segments that make up the full ROM of the intended exercises).

Once you see the general exercises and how they 'can' be applied beyond full ROM in the workout, you will get an idea of where the other movements can take you in a more advanced direction.
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Acerimmer1

Turpin wrote:
Brian Johnston wrote:
This weekend I'll be finishing off a video on a new training application... Transitional Training.

This method involves high tension flexion with moderate loads that move through a far greater ROM that what typically is done with conventional equipment (including any machine I can think of)... enabling you to increase the mind-muscle connection while reducing strain from heavier loads and while working muscles through a greater 3D effect than what you previously have experienced.

If you're looking for a way to use traditional equipment (freeweights, cables, chins, smith machine) in a very different and broad manner, this DVD will add something very unique. Running time approx. 65 minutes and with a discount for those who ordered the Variation book/DVD set. Contact me for further details; thank you!

3D ` training sounds intriguing Brian and something which I would be very much interested in.

T.


Maybe you should read Steve Holmanns

3D Muscle Building,

He also wrote a book called X-Reps which while different from J-Reps contains very similar methodology.

I also noticed just now he wrote a book about "hybrid training".

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Acerimmer1

I mean I don't know what is going on here exactly but clearly either Brian or Steve is at least copying the names of the other authors methods. If they are copying the methods or not I don't know but I do think J-Reps is built on the methodology of POF which also forms the bulk of the book X-Reps even if the method for some reason deviates from that which logically follows from the books own rationale.

IMO both J-Reps and X-Reps methods equally failed to follow through on what the methodology of X-Reps implied would've been ideal.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

You are IGNORANT of the facts. Zone Training is nothing like the Ironman methods... and Transitional Training is nothing like what someone else may call '3D' training. In fact, the manner in which I instruct people on this method is a completely different animal. Get off this thread... you're polluting it with ignorance. Please start your own thread and share us some of your secrets.
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simon-hecubus

Texas, USA

Acerimmer1 wrote:
...I do think J-Reps is built on the methodology of POF...


This one I know is total bullshit, having read and performed extensively on both.

Unless you have the full materials, then you're just theorizing based on what you 'imagine' these methods are about.
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Acerimmer1

Brian Johnston wrote:
Thanks to all those interested. The DVD will ship on the weekend or Monday at latest.

My recommendation: skip to the biceps exercises and THEN go to the workout example at the end of the DVD menu (which I do for biceps) and get a sense of all that is going on beyond the full ROM demonstrations for the biceps... including various zones and segments that make up the full ROM of the intended exercises).

Once you see the general exercises and how they 'can' be applied beyond full ROM in the workout, you will get an idea of where the other movements can take you in a more advanced direction.


Have you tried varying the rep speed to alter the effect of an exercise or partial exercise? For example I find the brachioradialis responds well to slower repetitions.

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gmlongo

Connecticut, USA

Acerimmer1 wrote:
I mean I don't know what is going on here exactly but clearly either Brian or Steve is at least copying the names of the other authors methods. If they are copying the methods or not I don't know but I do think J-Reps is built on the methodology of POF which also forms the bulk of the book X-Reps even if the method for some reason deviates from that which logically follows from the books own rationale.

IMO both J-Reps and X-Reps methods equally failed to follow through on what the methodology of X-Reps implied would've been ideal.


Huh? J-Reps has very little in common with POF or X-Reps...
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NewYorker

New York, USA

How are X-Reps different from J-Reps?

The X-Reps website instantly discredits itself by its lack of rigor and lame advertising. Doesn't appear worthy of further scrutiny.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

And so, you're comparing one method to the other because of 'lack of rigor' (in YOUR eyes, mind you).

Rigor is defined as the quality or state of being very exact, careful, or strict.

Well, after four books on the subject, detailing just about every nuance behind the method, and people using it regularly since its inception (just ask the members of this board), I'm not sure what to tell you. I guess we need some guys in lab coats and a group of university students to tell us if it's good or not, lol. You punks are FUUUUNNNYYY! There are things I do in training that has never been scientifically studied, but I have enough brains to either discard it or continue to apply it. Too bad you can't do the same... awaiting the almighty word from the universities, lol.
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Acerimmer1

Brian Johnston wrote:
There are things I do in training that has never been scientifically studied, but I have enough brains to either discard it or continue to apply it. Too bad you can't do the same... awaiting the almighty word from the universities, lol.


Brian. Everybody on this site can come up with something new, everybody can discard or apply it.

Only a few people have the arrogance to charge money for it and still fewer think that every other brain fart they have is worthy of it's own DVD.
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Turpin

TBH Brian's ideas & efforts are very intriguing , they may `mimic` that which others have tried to advance BUT I don't believe I have seen/read many who have adapted ones personal adaptation as Brian has and furthered the concept as he has.

T.
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

It's none of your business if I charge for it... no one is asking you to buy it... no one is forcing you to buy it. Please, tell us a unique idea that we can apply or want to apply... go for it, if it's so easy. Something interesting and will spark new life into one's workouts. I'm charging less for this 65 minute DVD than the cost of a mediocre personal trainer's one-hour session. If people don't think it's worth it, then don't buy. I guess every other person out there in the fitness industry who has a DVD on a method must be arrogant, according to you. Arrogant to be creative... to take the time and effort to create meaningful information, and to earn a living from doing it. I call it Capitalism in a free marketplace. Now, get off this thread... it doesn't concern you. This thread is about a method you know nothing about, you ignoramous.
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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Acerimmer1 wrote:
Brian Johnston wrote:
There are things I do in training that has never been scientifically studied, but I have enough brains to either discard it or continue to apply it. Too bad you can't do the same... awaiting the almighty word from the universities, lol.

Brian. Everybody on this site can come up with something new, everybody can discard or apply it.

Only a few people have the arrogance to charge money for it and still fewer think that every other brain fart they have is worthy of it's own DVD.


Only 'cat taking a crap' videos are free...
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Acerimmer1

Brian Johnston wrote:
It's none of your business if I charge for it... no one is asking you to buy it... no one is forcing you to buy it. Please, tell us a unique idea that we can apply or want to apply... go for it, if it's so easy.


If I did that you'd most likely write a book about it and that'd just piss me off more.
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Acerimmer1

simon-hecubus wrote:
Acerimmer1 wrote:
...I do think J-Reps is built on the methodology of POF...

This one I know is total bullshit, having read and performed extensively on both.

Unless you have the full materials, then you're just theorizing based on what you 'imagine' these methods are about.


POF states that you should choose three exercises which address three specific parts of the ROM.

The method states that you should chose a peak contraction exercrise something for full range usually a compound as I recall and something that loads the stretch heavily like a fly.

But it begs the question. If I am doing this exercise to work a specific section of the ROM then why bother doing the entire ROM 3 times?

Which leads to bottom 3rd of flys
Middle 3rd of bench press
final third of cables.

IMO this is an improvement on J-Reps.

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Acerimmer1

Brian Johnston wrote:
It's none of your business if I charge for it... no one is asking you to buy it... no one is forcing you to buy it. Please, tell us a unique idea that we can apply or want to apply...


Only two outcomes are possible if I do this.

Either you will like it, in which case you may potentially try to profit from it. Or not, but either way there's no win here.

Or

You will not like it, in which case I will be stuck trying to defend something and present it as viable or even superior when it was only ever intended to be unique and interesting. Which I still maintain is easy.

It's a loose loose.
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Acerimmer1

Brian Johnston wrote:
It's none of your business if I charge for it...


Once you make a product available for sale to everybody then by definition, it's everybody business you are asking for.

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backtrack

I suppose the big question is - Does traditional HIT one set to failure 8-12 exercises of 8-12 reps performed 2-3 times per week still have a place?

After-all it's been written by Jones and Darden many times, that a basic formula of high intensity exercise is all that's needed...

And the answer to those who fail to get results has usually been answered by saying words to the effect...the individual isn't training hard enough or are overtraining...

If variety for variety sake is a new found formula then that must include the volume, frequency and intensity of an exercise regime not just the exercises themselves? Should this be the case... a move away from traditional HIT is the logical conclusion?
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

Acerimmer1 wrote:
But it begs the question. If I am doing this exercise to work a specific section of the ROM then why bother doing the entire ROM 3 times?

Which leads to bottom 3rd of flys
Middle 3rd of bench press
final third of cables.

IMO this is an improvement on J-Reps.



If you read the Zone books, we make that as ONE possible recommendation/variation of the method (one of dozens). It only took you about 5-6 years to catch up, but we're on the same page.
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