Fuck. That. Shit.In any event, Sisco and Little, the authors of Power Factor Training, had a pretty fucking cool idea that made sense- it's not just the total volume of weight you lift, but the amount of weight you lift in a given amount of time that determines total volume. Additionally, they championed the idea that a full range of motion wasn't necessary to achieve maximal hypertrophy, as the lifter would be limited by the weakest point in their range of motion, and would thus have their gains retarded by the fact that they have to train with comparatively light weights to "get the full benefit of the exercise". This premise, my friends, is where retards really jump on board, due to the fact that they feel justified in doing comically tiny ranges of motion for thousands of reps on machines. I've already stated that I think that shit like deadlift and squat partials are awesome, but that's because they're systemic exercises, rather than localized bullshit like the leg press. These exercises accomplish a great deal, as the stress they place on your body strengthens tendons, jacks up your GH and test, and prepares your CNS to handle much heavier workloads, as I've explained here. Other than fraying your acls, however, the leg press accomplishes two things- jack and shit, and Jack just left town. That, however, is hardly an impediment to these fucking asshats milling about half the gyms in America, and one of those asshats lifted at my old gym.
"Training to failure in your strongest range of motion with much heavier weights is a lot more intense and demanding than training to failure in your weakest range of motion"(8) He could not have misinterpreted that statement more ridiculously than he did.
The idea of judging a worout or workload in pounds per minute is cool as shit on it's face- if I had an assistant with a stopwatch and a notebook, furiously recording everything I did, I might try this method. As I don't, however, I'm not getting involved in this tomfoolery. For those of you who are curious as to how it's done, you record shit thusly:
In short- don't be that fucking guy. If you stumble upon something good, don't fuck it up and make yourself and the progenitor of that idea look like assholes. By the same token, keep trying new shit, fucking get educated about what you're doing, and bust your fucking ass to get better at everything.
Sisco, P. and Little, J. Power Factor Training.