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Old 02-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #237
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Originally Posted by dabears View Post
Curious question too...

When lifting heavy, you are more likely to take longer (at least I am) with each rep. Using bench for example, if I put up 135 x 10 I can do explosive reps where total TUT is 1-2 seconds, but when I bench 170 x 5 its somewhere in the 8-10 second range, especially when pushing (I control the weight down and then it takes me a good 5-6 seconds to get it back up, especially on last reps).

Are you still achieving adequate TUT for growth, or is it more "volume" (set # x rep #) related

It depends. The bench is an explosive/power movement (..or rather, it should be if you're performing it correctly). A rep on my heavy set may take me slightly longer than a light/moderate weight set, but the overall time is not significant because my heavy sets have less reps. In theory, if it's taking me 5-6 seconds to get the weight up, I'm dropping the weight. Volume and TUT mean the same thing to me.

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