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I recently tired to place an ad for the book "Bodybuilding
Supplement Secrets Revealed" in a major muscle magazine
and here is the response I got:
"After reviewing your ad and website, the publisher feels it is
in our best interests to not allow you to advertise with us.
They fully admitted that the only reason they were rejecting
the ad was to protect their own interests. They are saying if
people learned the truth about supplements, the magazine
would l ose money. In other words, since they sell
supplements, it is in the magazines best interests to keep
people in the dark about supplements.
I was a bit skeptical when I read the book and it told how
greedy the magazine/supplement company owners are and
how they fight to hide the truth, but this incident and others
like it have proved it to me.
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Fitness Tips For 8/5/2009
Stage Repetitions, J Reps and Zone Training
Zone Training (also known as Stage Repetitions, JReps, The
Johnston Rep Method, etc.) is an amazing muscle building technique,
that was made popular by Dr. Ellington Darden and Brian D. Johnston.
Using this method produces awesome pumps and deeper muscle growth
stimulation than any other type of training. The reason for this is
that with full reps there is always a sticking point in the movement
where the exercise is hardest and also points where the exercise is
almost too easy. For example, a full barbell squat if done without
any momentum, would be very hard in the bottom position and would
get easier in the middle position and be very easy in the top
just before lockout. So your muscles would be limited by and
would only be truly fatigued in the hardest point of the exercise.
The way to do Zone Training is to perform the bottom half to
fatigue (not failure), and then perform the top half. You will find
the top half is now as challenging as the bottom half, and the top
half also becomes as productive in developing strength and
recruiting muscle fibers as the bottom half.
Stage Repetitions break the exercise down into thirds, for the
Squat it would first be the bottom third, followed by middle third,
and then top third.
But you have to judge each exercise for what the hardest, next
hardest and easiest part of the exercise is and break it down that
For example in the barbell curl, start with the middle third, then
work the top third, and lastly the bottom third.
The reason why Zone Training (Stage Repetitions or J Reps) is so
productive is that you reach muscular fatigue or near fatigue
2-3 times per set and throughout the full range of movement,
as opposed to only once per set and often at the sticking point
when doing traditional full range reps. Give it a try and see
for yourself, but remember to reduce your training loads by at
least 20% and also train in a slow and controlled manner.
Let me know your feedback and results!
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