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    Hi Coach,

    I was informed today by one of the trainers at the gym that I should lighten the weight I lift because my lift speed is too slow.

    It can take upwards of 10 seconds for me to complete the rep when I am lifting heavy loads. This generally occurs when I am doing "limit" singles for my workout.

    Is this something new regarding bar speed or is this just nonsense?

    I remember back in the '80s when the buzz was about "time under tension" but there it was at the other extreme of non-limit loads being lifted in a very slow fashion. As an aside, that did nothing for me in terms of strength but did make me very sore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franklie View Post
    I was informed today by one of the trainers at the gym that I should lighten the weight I lift because he is a pussy and I am intimidating his narrow, candy ass.
    Fixed that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Fixed that for you.
    ^^ This is great!

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    My personal suggestion: next time he talks out of his ass, you should lift it up very slowly and then throw him across the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franklie View Post
    that I should lighten the weight I lift because my lift speed is too slow.
    RPE7 would be much better?

    Quote Originally Posted by franklie View Post
    It can take upwards of 10 seconds for me to complete the rep when I am lifting heavy loads. This generally occurs when I am doing "limit" singles for my workout.
    RPE10 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by franklie View Post
    Is this something new regarding bar speed or is this just nonsense?
    The RPEs are nonsense , but some think you can program around them.

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    Perhaps going the full monty and getting on a machine and adopting a Super SlowTM protocol will be your shit hot ticket to gainzzz.

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