[quote author="trackspeedboy" date="1288419834"][quote author="star61" date="1288400987"][quote author="trackspeedboy" date="1288399737"]Why is isolation work frowned upon so much? There isn’t any benefit in them, but… what really is any downside to doing it? I don’t see any, unless someone’s spending too much time doing isolation work where their workouts are being dominated by isolation work, and that time could be better used in place of compound exercises.
Other than that… why not curl?
I think most track athletes have a limited amount of time and limited amount of physical resources. Isolating your biceps with curls adds absolutely no benefit to your ultimate goal…to run fast. Most on this forum believe you should spend the least amount of time and physcial resources needed to best prepare yourself. If you’re doing more, or using exercises less suited to you’re overal goal, you’re wasting resouces that could be better spent with more productive training.[/quote]
If you’re already done your track workout and now in the gym and finished your compound lifts. What “resources” are you really wasting by doing some iso work though? You can make a 70 minute workout into a 90 min workout, whats the difference for the end result?[/quote]
20 minutes extra training would equal extra fatigue?
And then you would have extra mass to carry down the track?
Although, in Patrick Bateman’s (I really hope that is his real name!) defense, the poon do dig the bi’s.[/quote]
It would ya, but im talking about GPP time. Right now, I can do a ton of workouts without a problem and I don’t have to worry about any races.
With the extra mass, what if your lower body relative strength actually went up? That’s been the case with me, I can squat more relative to my body weight now that I’m 10 pounds heavier.