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Fatso

I've been thinking...

What would the elements of the ultimate rep consist of?

1. Maximum negative load
2. Maximum positive load
3. Static holds
4. Controllable
5. Safe

Thoughts?
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Rikus

It would be the rep the produced results with safety.
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Jesse Lee Otis

As I am sure that you have implicitly implied, since the weight in 1. will have to be necessarily greater than that in 2., the exercise device would have to be modified whether it was a barbell or weight machine.

And it wouldn't be the first rep of a set (which means it wouldn't be a single-rep set).

And it would require maximum effort.


JL



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sirloin

Fatso wrote:
I've been thinking...

What would the elements of the ultimate rep consist of?

1. Maximum negative load
2. Maximum positive load
3. Static holds
4. Controllable
5. Safe

Thoughts?


For me, its explosive lifting. For example with landmine rows, "perfect" form granny speed reps with a nice contracted hold dont allow for anywhere near the amount of overload and weighted stretch you get with explosive reps.
With something like deadlifts an ultimate rep is no hitching or back rounding, with a "controlled" eccentric (not accentuated).

With squats or benches, a slow controlled eccentric, slight pause then explosive concentric for me is the ultimate rep.

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Resultsbased

Fatso wrote:
I've been thinking...

What would the elements of the ultimate rep consist of?

1. Maximum negative load
2. Maximum positive load
3. Static holds
4. Controllable
5. Safe

Thoughts?


In my view, all 5 of the criteria listed MAY not be able to be met.

In terms of productivity, a fast and explosive concentric, followed by a brief pause and a controlled eccentric MIGHT be more productive.

Controllable and safe? Mileage varies but my days of yanking weights and fast reps are over.

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