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Old 04-10-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
Brian Dolan
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I have seen this term/training style mentioned here several times and looked it up in several different spots, particularly some guy named pavels different articles, but I still don't quite get it.

COuld somebody please explain in layman - non-powerlifter - type terms what this means and what it constitutes and if I should be doing this?

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:12 PM   #2
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Hey Brian,

Hopefully someone will have a better explanation, but basically it means doing the motion many times trhoughout the day.

The typical example is pullups. Say you can do 10 maximum. Well then throughout the day you'll do sets of 5 (never to failure)...but many sets (10-20 for example). Over the course of a few days you have done lots and lots of pullups and it is likely that you will now have an improved maximum.

I think it is mentioned in Pavel's Power to the People, though it is probably elsewhere as well.

I assume it is some sort of neural adaptation, but I'm not sure.

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Howard, thats kinda what I thought, but other descriptions were very technical with references to biomechanics etc....

Appreciate the help!
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #4
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Yup, what Howard said. You really don't need to worry about it unless you're struggling with a movement. You'll most often find it referred to in regards pullups. Many people struggle with pullups and bodyweight is a little more challenging to modulate than a barbell so it's a great strategy for it.
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