As part of a good post in the "Sets and Reps" thread,
new forum member toolin wrote "Recent research in
occlusion training suggests that occluding the muscle
and lifting with 30% 1RM can produce strength and
hypertrophy gains equal to any other set/rep scheme."
I responded with "toolin-- by "occluding" do you mean
isolating a muscle, or constricting it or something?
I've only seen that word in reference to constricted
veins/arteries/lung passages" (I had asthma as a
I found the article below while searching on the topic.
Does anyone have experience with this method of
training, or good critiques of it? I see the article
suggests training beyond failure (which I know is very
unpopular among many here); is this neccessary, or can
it be done by leaving a little in the gas tank, and
just popping off a bunch of partial reps at the end?