Variable accommodating resistance training machines
One, I believe these athletes had some experience in the weight room but like most martial artists, they did not pursue a well structure program designed to increase maximal strength.Essentially they were doing the types of routines that most Gold’s Gym members do, anything that pops in their brain.It was first use by the Soviets and Eastern Bloc countries as early as the 60’s, and has been made popular in the US by Louie Simmons, at Westside Barbell.West Side Barbell is probably the strongest gym in the world in terms of power lifting.This method of training combines resistance from bands and chains, as well as straight weight that we all customarily use.
A one hundred pound increase in 4 weeks is unheard of, and I think there a couple of reasons for this.Louie has more world record setting power lifters than anyone else, and it is no accident.He is the creator of the Conjugate Method, which is based on using accommodating resistance in the form of bands and chains. We will simply use some of the same techniques that these successful strength athletes use.Another study demonstrated that VRT was more effective than using straight weight at all in exercise intensities.
The also discovered that the ideal exercise intensity for VRT was 85% of your 1 rep max. This chart also highlights that it is possible to increase your maximal strength almost 40% in only 7 weeks, for the top responders. This isn’t just me being a snob, there is clear research indicating that beginners do not receive as much benefit from this type of training. Intermediate and advanced lifters have stable form that is safe, beginners do not.
In the squat both groups started at an average weight of 257 lbs.