[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Well, I believe that for strength, this method has it’s greatest application when it comes to blasting through sticking points.
In strength lifts I see a sticking point as being kinda like a brick that a karate guy is trying to break. If he pushes really hard on the brick, even if he is the strongest man in the world, he will not be abple to break the brick.
The one who will be able to is the one who can explode through it.
So I will go as far as to say that sticking points are speed-related not strength related. After all, what a sticking point does is slow down your movement… if it comes to a halt, then you cannot complete the lift. So the key is to be able to either produce enough speed prior to the sticking point to blast through it, or to have very little speed decrement during the sticking point.
Dynamic isometric do both. And most of all they develop the capacity to turn up force production a notch during a movement if needs be, to compensate for the decceleration caused by the sticking point.
I like this method, but the risk is trying to slam into the pins, this can be dangerous. You have to push into it at normal speed and increase force production once in contact.
There is another method where you lower the weight a quarter of the way then pause for a 3 count, lower again, pause for 3 count, until you hit the bottom, then you pause briefly and explode up.
This method seems to really improve stability and muscle fiber contraction. Have you ever had experience with this version?[/quote]
Of course, I wrote about it as well as several others combnation of isometric/dynamic in my second book (Theory and Applications…). I like to for beginner to learn a proper movement pattern and positions. And maybe as a refresher for advanced athletes, but once one is fairly advanced ina movement I find that it messes up the dynamic structure of an exercise and can have more cons than pros if used too often.