Hi Charlie, i just thought I would correct you regarding one sentence in your description of the BFL weighttraining workout. You said
". Once you complete the 6 reps there is no rest. You then choose a lighter weight( this is the drop set) and go for 12 reps. Then no rest and you choose a different exercise for the same muscle. So if you were doing dumbbell bench press, on your last set you would do 12 reps on incline bench press, dumbbell flyes, etc."
The first part of this is incorrect, you do rest for a minute after your set with 6 reps.The only time there is no rest is inbetween the last 2 sets
I lost 40 lbs my first 12 weeks. I would have one large meal on my free day.
And thanks for trying to correct me, however you are wrong. This is how it pans out.
12 reps - alternate exercise
do you think by resting after your heaviest set that will increase intensity?
Thanks for trying to correct me, but you need to understand I have taught classes on this program. i think I know what I am talking about.
I think I need some clarification on why you do not rest between the heavy 6 and the lighter 12. On Pages 73 and 77 in the Body for Life book, Bill has a sample progress report that I also use and it shows 1 minute between the set. I am trying to go by the book and he must of had a reason for this. You might want to take a look at this :)
You most certainly are wrong read the book again or look at the success journal or the free reports on this site, the only set you dont rest for is just before the very last one, oh and to answer your question just because you have thought the same wrong thing over and over again doesn't make your right, heck doing it this way will still get results, its just different then what the book says.Lastly regarding what you asked do you think resting will increase intensity after your last set, well just let me say this my point was to point out whats in the book nothing more, however to answer your question whether you rest or not has little impact on intensity ,you may feel the burn more with no rest but you will also be using less weight, if you rest like the book says after your set of 6 you can manage more weight, lastly you made a point in another thread with regards Jeff Willet and that he eats immediately before and after training, will as you probably know jeff follows a program called max-ot and he rests 2 to 3 minutes inbetween sets, does this mean he is not training intensely?
Yep, you do rest for one minute after 6 reps...then do the 12 reps x 12 reps, no rest in between those last two.
well, maybe i am wrong. who knows? I can tell you that for a drop set, if you do not rest between switching to lighter weights that will increase the intensity. So do what you will.
and in regards to jeff willett. Max ot does not train with drop sets. The purpose of a drop set is to immediately drop the weight. It will seem light at first and then it will get difficult mainly due to lactic acid buildup.
If you wait 60 seconds after your heaviest set of 6 reps and then choose a lighter weight, then you defeat the purpose of a drop set. This is how I teach it, not to rest. I will go back and read that page in the book, maybe I am wrong. However, I am right about a drop set. So we shall see. Maybe I have been doing it all wrong.....either way, I shed off 130 lbs, I'm happy.
There is no maybe about it, you are 100% wrong.Whats written in the book is to rest for 1 minute after your set of 6 reps, of course not resting as you do maybe better I dont know, Im just point out whats in the book.
thank you for pointing out that i am 100% wrong. Now onto more important matters. 6packmission, what's your body fat %?
My bodyfat is somewhere between 35 and 40%
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