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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Fascinating.

For several years I worked out using the Super Slow exercise program. Variations of it were named Slow Burn and Power of 10. Many or most of the ideas on the program are nonsense. But there is a useful core to the program: it was originally designed for elderly people with osteoporosis. Many people lack the muscular strength, coordination, or bone density to tolerate traditional weight training or traditional aerobics, dance, jogging, or other exercise. But almost anyone can tolerate sets of exercise for three to six repetitions with ten seconds up, a slow turnaround, and ten seconds down, a slow turnaround, and so forth. Just make sure to breathe freely throughout or you'll spike your blood pressure.

It will never or almost make a healthy trainee muscular. But it can take most people from sedentary or sickly and sedentary to a moderate level of fitness.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Oh, I agree with that. I just wouldn't recommend Super Slow, Slow Burn, or Power of 10 to a young and healthy person seeking an efficient drug-free way to increase their muscle mass.

I trained exclusively in the Super Slow method for several years and didn't gain a whit of strength past the third month. My best luck with strength training has been from following the guy with the "Athlean-X" youtube videos. I'm not affiliated with the channel owner and his company in any way. Even then my gains are a lot of work and frustrating slow, but I've managed to get further than I ever did with Super Slow.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I hope you don't mind the question, but did you use steroids or human growth hormone at any point?

What supplements do or don't you recommend? I just eat meat and legumes, and use an off-the-shelf protein powder.