08-31-2004, 03:44 PM #1
How do skinny 187 LB Olympic lifters press 400 LB's ?
How do skinny 187 LB Olympic weightlifters clean &
jerk 400 LB's? They look like they are going to
break. They have less muscle on them than a
09-02-2004, 07:08 PM #2Anabolic Member
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they have trained their muscles to be very neurologicaly efficient. That kind of lifting is not about making the muscle bigger to increase the cross sectional area which would increase the leverage which would then pull more weight, but rather to increase the neuro musculular system effectiveness, so that the muscles they do have a contracting as hard as humanly possible. There are to ways to build strength, increasing the neuro musckuar system, or increasing the cross sectional size of the muscle..
There are two ways to get large muslces: Increasing the cross sectional area, and increasing sarcoplasm levels in the muslce. The latter is not real muscle growth, but simply increasing the volume of fluid in that the muscle can hold. Using the first method gives you the best of both size and strenght. So you see, you can be macho and lift big weight, and look sexy.
Purely power and strenthg lifters are not big on going to failure, and do sets of 1-3 reps.
Strength and SIZE need usually 6-10 reps, but actaully 1-3 can work on certain excersizes for mass.
bull**** sarcosplasm muscle growth is built by generally super high reps, like 20-100. Waste of time really. girly muscle. all show and no go.
09-02-2004, 09:34 PM #3Originally Posted by AnabolicBoy1981
09-06-2004, 01:51 AM #4Originally Posted by AnabolicBoy1981
10-07-2004, 03:46 PM #5Originally Posted by AnabolicBoy1981
I have to disaggre. For legs it seems like 20+ reps and even as high as 50 is the way to go for many people. Just look at everyone doing dc training and whats happening to there legs
10-07-2004, 07:51 PM #6Originally Posted by johan
10-07-2004, 09:06 PM #7
high reps are also necessary for certain muscle groups to train the red fibers. Sarcoplamic growth also stretches the muscle tissue, allowing for better blood and nutrient transport, allowing you to gain muscle mass more efficiently!
20+ reps is not always for sarcoplasmic growth. Calf are a perfect example of an extremely complex network of different muscle fibers, and are only effectively worked if trained in the low AND high rep range!
10-08-2004, 05:44 AM #8Originally Posted by BWhitaker
The high rep exercises for quads and hams has increase my low rep squat weights alot and all the high rep ham work has done wonders to my deadlift strenght.
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