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negatives for mass??

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2005/07/30 06:18:01 (permalink)
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negatives for mass??

was just wondering how effective are negatives for mass, what rep range and how long they should be done for (amount of weeks)
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    sillynarbie
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    RE: negatives for mass?? 2005/07/30 07:10:21 (permalink)
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    I'm not sure how effective they are for mass - when I first started doing dips I couldn't as I was too heavy(or my triceps were too weak) my mate had me doing slow negatives for a couple of weeks, after that I could start doing proper dips, so they definitely do something.
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    RE: negatives for mass?? 2005/07/30 09:13:34 (permalink)
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    They are also very good for building up your chin-up strength if you find them difficult.The best way to employ negatives is to do a few at the end of a set.Obviously you need a spotter for this.I would only do them now and then to be honest.I dont know how experienced you are but its a fairly advanced training method.If you're relatively new to training,(I only say this cos its in the beginners section) they're probably best left alone until a bit later on,when you start struggling for gains.
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