Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Indeed, I knew this from my Nautilus days. That was almost before I knew what a condom was supposed to do. The striking thing for me was why negatives *as an approach to one-armed pushups* was virtually absent. In fact, in all my searching, I only found ONE reference.
Of course I'll never know how much my previous training contributed. But it was stunning how much more effective the negatives were than the previous approaches. Although, to be fair, I can understand why people would want to avoid them.
When Kristi was practicing her negative pullups, she wanted to do them three times a week. We very quickly dialed back to five singles, twice a week. And after she finally got a legit pullup, I had her rest a few days before commencing to build up reps. Same with me.
people avoid them for the same reason you stated before, they make you sore, really sore because they make you use more weight then you can concentrically contract. Hence you breakdown more muscle fiber then you normally would.