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Re: Repetition Ranges

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:59 pm
by Jungledoc
Stu, do you do Pendlays overhand or underhand? How wide a grip?

Re: Repetition Ranges

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:00 pm
by stuward
I use overhand and shoulder width grip.

Edit, I just did them at the gym and took note of how I actually do them. I use the same width as for benching, for me, pinkies on the rings. That way the forarms are perpendicular when the bar is at the chest. I bring the bar to the chest and it touches just above the nipple line. I touch the bar to the floor each rep. I was doing light weight so it was touch and go. With heavy weights, I'd pull it from a dead stop.

Re: Repetition Ranges

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:55 am
by KenDowns
What about the idea that large muscles get small rep ranges, i.e. squats, deadlift, bench, while smaller muscles get larger rep ranges, i.e. curls?

Re: Repetition Ranges

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:27 pm
by Institutionalized
KenDowns wrote:What about the idea that large muscles get small rep ranges, i.e. squats, deadlift, bench, while smaller muscles get larger rep ranges, i.e. curls?
I think this is sort of related to the whole "fiber type" thing, fast twitch and slow twitch responding better to different intensities (heavier, lighter), my knowledge on actual biology though is limited and good scientific studies are scarce. One of the links posted earlier talks about it.

Re: Repetition Ranges

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:22 pm
by stuward
I think it's more related to smaller muscle groups being able to be worked more intensely with less CNS involvement.