Moderator / FOUNDING Member / NPC Judge
- Jun 5, 2002
The 3/4 rep thing started back on the 90s with Mike zumpano.. he was the owner of champion nutrition.. he was traini g guys to train just the middle range of a rep.. he felt that range could be overloaded and more mechanical tension could be placed on the muscle.. many followed suit at golds Venice with this.. Tom prince.. Curtis leffler.. hernon..and many others. No stretch.. no contraction.. zumpano thought while utilizing this method that reps shoukd be higher for the most part and preached nothing less than 12 to 15 reps.. many times much higher..Here he is talking about rep cadence and going to failure (getting pinned at the bottom in squats for exampe)
Now I'm not saying he invented it.. he just gave it " reason" and explained why it was better in his opinion..