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    xbloodyfeetx is offline Member
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    Negative stress the tendons very hard. So the question is should they be performed for sets and reps or just treated as singles?

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    I've had great success with negatives. For 1 arm pushups I threw acouple in at the end of my GTG session. I've done Weighted negs at the end of pullup sessions. With a BW of near 100KG at the time I could pullup with a 32KG bell.
    I originally started with a 32KG 'bell. I couldnt press it so I would do GTG or a few low rep sets of jerks then cook the negative for 5 - 10 seconds. I was pressing it in no time. ( for ballistics I simply progressed the ROM from swing > highpull > snatch )
    Not done to failure they are a great addition to the end of a set IMO.

    I've just finished 5 rungs 5 ladders with the 32kg yesterday. Next I will be push pressing the 40KG for ladders and cooking the neg. I founf it the best way to move up a bell. Your body adapts to the weight just dont go crazy as you said it's added tendon stress.

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    Depends on the exercise.Never on deads or squats.

    Generally I use negatives at the end of a set, either with cheating movements (curls) or a spotter (bench press) than as a seperate movement on its own.

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    For someone who cannot perform one pull up, low rep negatives will get them to that 1 rep perfect pull up. Low rep negatives will also get you to the perfect 1 rep Military Press at the next heavier weight. But after you can acheive that perfect 1 rep on a particular lift just try to increase the reps of that lift. I do not believe that negatives are to be used as a lift all in themselves, but as an aid in getting to the next higher level. Perform as either singles or low rep sets or GTG. Anyway this is how I have understood what negatives is all about. If I am incorrect in this someone chime in and give me the real dope...Dennis

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    It's funny that you brought up not being able to do one pull-up because I'm going for one arm pull ups and can't do one! I've read the articles on this site and various others and feel that negatives are going to be the most productive.

    Does anyone think that they should be done with your current routine or negatives should be the training routine?

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    Pavel Tsatsouline Guest

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    Comrade, the way you have phrased your question makes me think you should not do negatives. Pick an existing tested training program and stick with it.

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