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Old 03-26-2008, 04:36 AM   #6
Larry Lindenman
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Location: Chicago  Illinois
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Re: Why wasn't I informed of this glorious program earlier?

Patrick, I strongly, strongly, disagree with your statement. As a matter of fact, that statement is wrong and potentially dangerous. I have seen a very out of shape person go into rhabdo from doing jumping pullups. The jump allows full contraction, with little effort from the arms, and allows full eccentric contraction. This put him into rhabdo the next day. There are many ways for an out of shape person to assist concentric contraction, with full eccentric contraction...this is a recipe for a hospital visit and a lot of pain. Additionally, doing these workouts in a compromised state (alcohol abuse for one) could lead to rhabdo in a out of shape person. This is one area where we need to be very carful with the advise we give.
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