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Old 05-27-2009, 02:13 AM
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Hey guys, long time no post... I'm confused by a couple things in this article/thread.

The occlusion training method is based on using 20-50% of your 1 rep max, for recommended sets of 30/15/15/15... This doesn't sound like very low intensity to me. What percentage of your max would you normally do high rep sets with? I don't work with max at all, but I couldn't imagine using anywhere close to half of your max for a set of 15 let alone 30 reps.

Also, with no apparent increase of DOMS, how does this increase muscle growth? A good healthy muscle pain is the main sign of tearing muscle fibers, which is the only way a muscle grows.

This sounds like mostly a good shock technique to overcome a plateau, rather than a regular method of training. Any thoughts?

-Andy
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