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Started By HD_Latino (Corona, NY, U.S.A.)

Started on: 12/11/2003 11:47:43 PM, viewed 6682 times
Max Contraction Books?

Hey Guys,

Has anyone bought the Max Contraction books by John Little? If so what is the diffrence between his aplication and Pete Sisco? I know John recomends 1-6 sec. hold. Pete recomends 5-10sec holds. Beside hold what is the diffrence between both there aplication to SCT?

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NeuroMass (Corona, NY, U.S.A., Philippines) on 12/12/2003 1:53:03 AM

I think the main difference between John Little and Pete Sisco′s application of SCT is with the choice of exercise and the position on which to perform SCT . With John he adopted Mike′s idea of performing SCT at the peak contraction position with isolation exercises while with Pete prefers performing it with compound exercises at the near lockout position (Strongest range position) . The main difference between the 2 as far as I′m concerned is training(lifting) efficency . Holding a weight at the position of full contraction is more efficient in that you don′t have to pile up tons of weight just to stress the muscle maximally . On the other hand with Pete′s version you need to hold tons of weights just to stress the muscles as effectively . I think John′s application is more LOGICAL and efficeint although I still don′t agree with the rest of his application of Mike′s Theory namely performing more volume and the EXCLUSIVE use of SCT . PEACE .

GURUXX52 (Plainview, NY, United States) on 12/12/2003 1:27:05 PM

Nice post, NeuroMass. I think you hit the nail on the head. Statics have their place only in the FULLY CONTRACTED POSITION, and should be used just as an adjunct to traditional style reps. Never exclusively!! They′re probably best served when used as a slight pause on the proper exercises during eash rep as well as at the end of a traditional set to failure followed by a very slow negative. Was never a big fan of Sisco or Little, felt they stole from Mentzer and now are trying to cash in. . . KEEP BLASTING!!!

HD_Latino (Corona, NY, U.S.A.) on 1/5/2004 5:02:36 PM

Hey Guys,

Has anyone bought the Max Contraction books by John Little?

swervin (thornton, colorado, U.S.A.) on 1/5/2004 6:19:38 PM

Hey Latino I skimmed through the book and wasn′t very impressed. Little is recomending 11 set workouts with a 1-6 second hold on each exercise once a week. To me that′s crazy. Whether it′s full range or static holds 11 exercises in one workout is taking things the wrong direction. He dropped some of the big movements also. Lifts such as legpress aren′t on his routine instead he uses leg extention. Again to me in my opinion this is crazy. If you like what Steve thinks about sct then you probably won′t like Johns version it is almost like exact opposite of each other. I can see How Steve is rationalizing but not John. I can′t really figure out how Littles version makes sense or works for that matter but that is my opinion.


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