On forced reps normally the lifter lowers the weight (eccentric training)
and is assisted to lift the weight -(while his buddy shouts its all you its
all you :-) ) . It would appear to be somewhat relevant to eccentric
On 09/01/2008, Ed White <email@example.com> wrote:
> Interesting results, but...
> 1) it the study does not state if they were pure beginners to strength
> training - just that they were basketball and volleyball players.
> 2) Numerous studies have shown that for beginners one set is as productive
> as multiple sets in terms of strength and muslce gains.
> 3) Performing three sessions per week of muti-sets to failure and beyond
> seems like a sure recipe for overtraining. Forced reps and other extended
> set techniques are not appropriate for use every training session.
> 4) I don't see how this study has anything to do with this thread on
> eccentric training.
> Ed White
> Sandwich, MA USA
> Tom Rankin <firstname.lastname@example.org <tkrankin%40comcast.net>> wrote:
> Interesting bit of research from the NSCA.
> Do Forced Repsititions Enhance Strength Development with Resistance
> A common resistance training practice is to perform additional forced
> repetitions after reaching the point of repetition failure in order
> to increase set volume. Some research has suggested that this
> practice improves strength gains; however, the magnitude and efficacy
> of this method is still unknown and was investigated in this study.
> The participants involved in this study were 12 basketball and 10
> volleyball players. The athletes trained 3 sessions per week for 6
> weeks with a designated bench press protocol. There were 3 protocols,
> each designed to elicit a different number of forced repetitions per
> training session: 4 x 6, 8 x 3, or 12 x 3 (sets x repetitions). The 4
> x 6 and 12 x 3 groups performed more forced repetitions per session
> than the 8 x 3 groups; however, the 12 x 3 groups performed 40%
> greater work and had 30% more concentric contraction time. The
> subjects were tested before and after the trial protocols on 3 and 6
> repetition maximum bench press and 40-kg Smith Machine bench press
> throw for power.
> The subjects all improved 3 and 6 RM and bench press throw power and
> mean power, with no significant differences in strength or power
> gains between groups. In conclusion, performing neither additional
> volume nor additional forced repetitions after repetition failure
> improved the magnitude of strength gains.
> Drinkwater, E. J., Lawton, T. W., McKenna, M. J., Lindsell, R. P.,
> Hunt, P. H., and Pyne, D. B. (2007). Increased number of forced
> repetitions does not enhance strength development with resistance
> training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21(3):841–
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