How do you guys work these into your programs?
A bunch of guys at my gym did the Ed Coan bench routine a few months ago. They paused every rep (2 sets for bench press, 2 sets for incline, 2 sets for close grip). Everybody got strong off the chest. The young, skinny guys started to miss lifts at the top near the end of the 12 week program. The older guy developed some kinda elbow issue, he said from the stress of all the pausing.
So maybe too much pausing?
Not PL related; Lately I've been doing paused incline bench in sets of 2,3 or 5. I wanted to develop power at the bottom of the overhead press. It seems like its working, but as an unexpected bonus I've put on some muscle across the front of my chest and shoulders. I didn't expect that because the reps are so low. But the pause adds to TUT? Or just rapid gains from the "new-ness" of the movement?