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feeling the burn

Post by gregn » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:01 pm

So Ive been weightlifting 4 days a week for the past 5 months or so. One thing ive noticed is even when Im pushing myself incredibly hard to get that last rep in on the 3rd set im not feeling my muscles burn. However, if instead of the last rep i do a 20 second static I feel them burn like mad and can really feel it the rest of the work out and the next day.

So Im wondering, should I try doing statics for all of my excersises? Does it lead to better progress?

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Post by hoosegow » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:09 pm

The burn has nothing to do with the effectiveness of your workout.

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Post by TimD » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:43 pm

Hoosegow is right. Now, if you want to get a "burn", and/or a "pump", try something with some lighter weights. You will get a burn, but probably not the maximum effectiveness of heavier weights to near limit. A ot of bodybuilders use a system similar to this to "pump" up before a contest. Take about a 60 % weight, do 5 full reps, then do 5 reps from full down to halfway up, then do 5 reps from halfway up to full up, then finish with 5 full reps. Many spinoffs on this. 21's are 7 full, 7 down to half up, the 7 half up to all up. Ladders are 1 full, then 1 from down to 1/2 up, then 1 from half up to full up, then 2 with all 3, then , then e and so on. 4,5, 6,7's are in the same manner, 4 full, 5 all down to 1/2 up, then 6 from 1/2 up to full, then 7 full. While you will feel a burn and get a pump, they won't really increase overall strength, but may help with work capacity. Also, the jury is still out on this one, but some exercise physiologists are linking the "burn" with increased gh release, but are not sure if the "burn" triggers gh release, or if gh release causes the "burn.
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Post by Wouter » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:22 am

I've read a very suiting answer on this question: You feel a burning when you do leg extensions, not when you do squats.
But which of the two gives you weak muscles for a few days?

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Post by gregn » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:23 am

thanks for the help guys


good point on the squats vs leg extensions

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