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Old 06-17-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
Neill S. Occhiogrosso
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Eric:

Great post, and I often think similarly. As Ross pointed out, though, there are many difficulties inherent in measuring the output of a workout. Another illustration compares overhead squats to back squats. In your analysis bodyweight squats move your entire body 2.5 feet. Your lower legs barely move, though, and your hips probably cover 2/3 the distance your head does.

Work and power calculations can probably show a lot when analyzing a single exercise and varying the weight, time and volume.

That's just my $.02.
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