I broke the guy.
He questioned me about the one-rep squat in Wednesday’s email, without even doing it.
“Bad for the knees,” he says.
A typical know-it-all.
I smiled and asked if he thinks slow-motion squats are bad for you. He says “no.”
I demonstrate one for him. Taking 30 seconds on the downward motion – and another 30 to come back up.
He figures this is no big deal and begins. His legs shake uncontrollably. He can’t slow himself down and bottoms out.
On the way back up, he is only good for about eight seconds. In total, he was only good for 18 seconds. Sad.
I told him you can take as long as you want on this squat, meaning, you can make the repetition longer than one minute. I showed him another rep that was two minutes long. One minute down – one minute up. With a smile on my face, no less.
The next time someone tells you that “after 25 reps all you’re doing is building endurance” – see if he or she can do ONE REP of the above.
Kick ass – take names,
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