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August 11, 2008 at 1:45 am #6760

Neg failure is when you let the weight down slowly each rep until you cant do it anymore. Concentric is when pushing the weight up each rep until it fails to move.

Concentric fails first always. Negs probably shouldnt be done every workout, just once in a while to shake things up.

Generally this is why they say fast up (concentric movements) & slow negs in a ratio of around 1 to 2 secs up and double or more down. This way there need be no real failure, just near concentric failure. This (conc’ failure) should occur on the last set, & thats the end of an exercise. You wouldnt then cause the muscles so much tearing/rebuilding problem per exercise & could get more from a workout, covering a larger range of exercises. DA