Combining Intensifiers for HUGE gains!

Posted: December 2, 2013 in fitness, Muscle Building
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(Frank Zane famously used intensifiers)

By now you’ve probably read my article on Intensifiers. Now it’s time to INTENSIFY intensifiers by combining them!

My favourite method of doing this involves combining negatives and partials. For safety purposes this will probably only be done for isolation exercises.

Here’s an example…

Doing a leg curl you hit “failure” but know there is a little bit left if not a full rep, so you do a bottom partial rep, but use very slow and controlled negative portion of that. My guess is you will only be able to do 2 or 3 (where you could probably do 5 regular partials).

I find that doing this helps get closer to adding that extra rep to a set over a few workouts a lot quicker than doing one intensifier on its own.

Here are a couple other combinations you can play with:

  • Drop-sets + Rest-pause (you will be able to make the drops more weight or more reps this way)
  • Negatives + drop sets (this gives a massive burn)
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