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Old 07-16-2010, 08:02 AM   #19
Donald Lee
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Originally Posted by James Evans View Post
Could this be done on an airdyne or an erg or would the upper body resistant not be enough? I think I've seen Joel asked this before but can't remember what he said.
I don't remember what was said about an airdyne, but I know an erg doesn't provide enough continuous resistance. HICT is supposed to be sort of like a slow grind. Real rowing could be used, but ergs don't provide continuous resistance. I tried doing HICT complex style, too, but it never really worked out too great. Grip would give out on RDL's, even with straps. Shoulders and arms would give out on thrusters. If you don't have one of the machines Joel recommends for HICT, I think the Tempo Method is better for the upper body.
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