Synonyms in the broadest sense

Cheating reps, bodybuilding, weight training


In the case of the falsified movement method, the actual scope of movement is modified in order to generate an additional pulse. To avoid damage to the musculoskeletal system, correct and controlled falsification of the movement is a basic requirement.


If the movement is no longer technically flawless due to fatigue, this method can be used to delay the interruption of movement by the athlete modifying the movement to such an extent that an additional impulse is possible to cope with the repetition. In the biceps curl, the upper body is tilted backwards in order to overcome the weight. This characteristic is often implemented in an uncontrolled and unconscious way in beginner training. The risk of injury is particularly high and damage to the musculoskeletal system and joints are often the result.


As with most methods in bodybuilding, the method of cheating also fatigues the muscle with 5-6 repetitions to the maximum. This is followed by 2-4 repetitions with technical changes so that further repetitions are still possible. Using the example of bench press, this is done by lifting the buttocks. Since this method can lead to risks in technical execution under fatigue conditions, no more than 4 sets per exercise are recommended. In addition, this method should only be included in the training plan as a supplement.


The interruption of the movement can be delayed by including other muscles in the movement sequence. This increases the load and the stimulus to build muscle is increased.


This method works at the maximum of the movements. Especially with exercises while standing, falsifying the movement will reduce the Spine excessively stressed. If the movement is not carried out correctly, damage to the musculoskeletal system is common. Especially with Injuries often occur in deadlifts on. Therefore, even with years of experience in the Bodybuilding rarely used.

For more information see our topic: Injury in bodybuilding


other training methods in bodybuilding

Here you will find a list of other relevant training methods in bodybuilding:

  • forced reps
  • negative reps
  • heavy duty training
  • partial reps
  • pre exhaustion principal
  • great sets
  • descending sets
  • isolation principle
  • split system