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J-son

Just wanted to share some progress based on the recommendations from Ryan Hall from the two excellent interviews on Corporate Warrior, a must listen for the serious HIT-trainee IMHO.

Overall the interviews are full of practical applications for HIT training but some things made me question my training the last years.

After 30 years of training, most years regularly, I come to the conclusion that progression don't really matter any more. As long as I trained to MMF, 1-3 times per week I would at least do what would give me an advantage growing older.

Tim challenged that idea and give some tips how to dial in the TUL better to be able to progress again (progression is defined in my context to higher loads with perfect form an NO momentum).

Without entering the debate what strength really is (a can of worms type of discussion done over internet), the basic idea to progress and going to MMF is basically to me, a funnier game to play and because of that, raised my motivation to really go for it.

Now, almost 4 months later, looking back what happened, I have progressed more these months then I did last 5 years which to me is very rewarding and and surprising to be honest.

Training with a two way split (upper/Lowe body), 2-3 times per week I'm now able to press the full stack on the Nautilus Nitro Plus Leg press, with one leg for a TUL of 60 seconds. Overall ALL exercise have gone up, some more then other but usually one added weight most training session.

I also added some extra protein, now aiming for 200 g/day but not over stressing about it.

Gains are always hard to judge for yourself, looking more muscular and up 2-3 kg with same fat levels (or that what the mirror tells me at least).

What was the idea behind this post. That progression matters (also) and that the interviews with Ryan Hall are well worth to listen to. It really helped me with some seemingly small but, really important details.

Have fun & train hard.

//J-son
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sirloin

J-son wrote:
Just wanted to share some progress based on the recommendations from Ryan Hall from the two excellent interviews on Corporate Warrior, a must listen for the serious HIT-trainee IMHO.

Overall the interviews are full of practical applications for HIT training but some things made me question my training the last years.

After 30 years of training, most years regularly, I come to the conclusion that progression don't really matter any more. As long as I trained to MMF, 1-3 times per week I would at least do what would give me an advantage growing older.

Tim challenged that idea and give some tips how to dial in the TUL better to be able to progress again (progression is defined in my context to higher loads with perfect form an NO momentum).

Without entering the debate what strength really is (a can of worms type of discussion done over internet), the basic idea to progress and going to MMF is basically to me, a funnier game to play and because of that, raised my motivation to really go for it.

Now, almost 4 months later, looking back what happened, I have progressed more these months then I did last 5 years which to me is very rewarding and and surprising to be honest.

Training with a two way split (upper/Lowe body), 2-3 times per week I'm now able to press the full stack on the Nautilus Nitro Plus Leg press, with one leg for a TUL of 60 seconds. Overall ALL exercise have gone up, some more then other but usually one added weight most training session.

I also added some extra protein, now aiming for 200 g/day but not over stressing about it.

Gains are always hard to judge for yourself, looking more muscular and up 2-3 kg with same fat levels (or that what the mirror tells me at least).

What was the idea behind this post. That progression matters (also) and that the interviews with Ryan Hall are well worth to listen to. It really helped me with some seemingly small but, really important details.

Have fun & train hard.

//J-son


Nice one, i'll check it out.

Cheers
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Crotalus

Where do I find these interviews ?
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sirloin

Crotalus wrote:
Where do I find these interviews ?


Coperate warrior
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sirloin

Interesting what he said about eccentric contraction vs isometric in the second interview.
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Donnie Hunt

He got my attention with this part a as well.
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sirloin

Donnie Hunt wrote:
He got my attention with this part a as well. With a static/isometric contraction you have what I would call a pure contraction. No cheating, no momentum. You can of course have very little with a controlled eccentric contraction. He of course go's into much more detail, but what has to happen inside a muscle contracting and uncontracting vs. a muscle that is maintaining its position/length makes sense to me. I often have the thought "am I missing out" if I don't do dynamic contractions?


Only one way to find out Donnie, for myself ive noted more growth from reinstating dynamic contractions. Ive also experienced less joint and back pain.
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hit4me

Florida, USA

sirloin wrote:
Donnie Hunt wrote:
He got my attention with this part a as well. With a static/isometric contraction you have what I would call a pure contraction. No cheating, no momentum. You can of course have very little with a controlled eccentric contraction. He of course go's into much more detail, but what has to happen inside a muscle contracting and uncontracting vs. a muscle that is maintaining its position/length makes sense to me. I often have the thought "am I missing out" if I don't do dynamic contractions?

Only one way to find out Donnie, for myself ive noted more growth from reinstating dynamic contractions. Ive also experienced less joint and back pain.


am I missing something here, I thought HIT was based on Dynamic Contractions.

positive and negative in a controlled manner, i.e.
Dynamic exercises involve concentric and eccentric contractions. For example, when you perform a biceps curl, the action of curling the weight up is the concentric motion. Concentric contractions occur as a muscle shortens and generates force against a load to move it. The eccentric portion occurs when the weight is lowered back down and the muscle lengthens. To perform the concentric and eccentric movements of dynamic exercises, the muscle must be able to generate enough force to overcome the resistance to move the weight.

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Donnie Hunt

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I do primarily dynamic contractions. I like reading blogs like this and listening to some of the podcasts. Never know when I might get a new idea or perspective.
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Donnie Hunt

hit4me wrote:
sirloin wrote:
Donnie Hunt wrote:
He got my attention with this part a as well. With a static/isometric contraction you have what I would call a pure contraction. No cheating, no momentum. You can of course have very little with a controlled eccentric contraction. He of course go's into much more detail, but what has to happen inside a muscle contracting and uncontracting vs. a muscle that is maintaining its position/length makes sense to me. I often have the thought "am I missing out" if I don't do dynamic contractions?

Only one way to find out Donnie, for myself ive noted more growth from reinstating dynamic contractions. Ive also experienced less joint and back pain.

am I missing something here, I thought HIT was based on Dynamic Contractions.

positive and negative in a controlled manner, i.e.
Dynamic exercises involve concentric and eccentric contractions. For example, when you perform a biceps curl, the action of curling the weight up is the concentric motion. Concentric contractions occur as a muscle shortens and generates force against a load to move it. The eccentric portion occurs when the weight is lowered back down and the muscle lengthens. To perform the concentric and eccentric movements of dynamic exercises, the muscle must be able to generate enough force to overcome the resistance to move the weight.



Thanks for taking the time to reply. I do primarily dynamic contractions. Threads like this one usually get my attention.
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