We’ve all been here before…We’re in the gym training and look over to see the person next to us doing something we would consider to be “abnormal” or “sub-optimal”. This could be anything from half-squats, to eccentric bench-press training, to static-holds. However, before we judge too quickly, are there actually some situations where these approaches have logical application?
In today’s episode, Andrea, Brad and Eric discuss the rationale behind using different training tools. Techniques covered include: bands, chains, pause-squats, half-squats, heavy walk-outs, tempo-training, and more.
As with almost every other nutrition and training related question, the application of these tools is situation dependent. There needs to be specific rationale for your choices, versus simply random application. If you have considered using some of the above methods before, or are currently using them but aren’t quite sure why, today’s episode will serve as a great reference for justification.
3:35- The origin of today’s topic
16:46- Reasons for using abnormal methodology
21:45- Beneficial circumstances for training with methods other than full ROM
28:40- Generalizations about exercise variation
40:35- Accommodating Resistance (i.e. bands & chains)
48:00- How to determine program/exercise modifications
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