Monday, March 24, 2008

A person who is lifting an extremely light weight (like a weight with which he can manage 100 reps) explosively then what will it activate?

Extreme training: 100 rep drop set

All fibers, but there's something to understand. Muscle fibers take time to actually be activated to their 100% output. It takes about a second or so of pressing against something. You might have noticed if you ever did a deadlift, that you can feel the muscles gradually getting involved over the first 1 or 2 seconds. The weight doesn't even break from the ground immediately. You pull for about 2 seconds, then it starts to come up. This is because it takes that much time for all the fibers to get involved. When you lift a really light weight 100 times, you're not using enough weight to press against so that all the fibers can become involved immediately.

However, if you were taking a super light weight and trying to lift it super fast, you would be challenging your nervous system to activate as many fibers as possible in the shortest amount of time. And remember, anytime you challenge your body against something it cannot do, thats the law of overload, and the law of overcompensation says you'll get better at doing it.

In other words, lifting a small weight really fast like that can improve the nervous systems ability to activate muscles immediately, which = speed training.

Bench Press- 135lbs. x 100 Reps

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