Happy thanksgiving coach.
There’s a lifting style (eccentric isometric) that is quite interesting. I think an article was written on T-nation about it as the best lifting style for strength/physique gains. On top of propioception, postural & other benefits (basically makes your body bullet proof and no need for soft tissue work).
Basically 3-5 second eccentric, pause 1-3 seconds in isometric at bottom of movment and explode up. Usually done in reps of 1-5 on major movements/compound lifts.
I’ve experimented with this and quite like it. Wonder where it fits on the neurotype scale and also as a mainstay way of performing reps (over 80% of workouts/routine using this).
We usually hear eccentrics causing MORE damage and CNS/recovery issues but ECIs apparently improve recovery, can be trained more frequently and primes body for strength/growth.
It’s quite different from the “perfect rep” back in the day as well (fast but controlled eccentric, mini drop at turnaround point and violent execution).
Could these be combined in a workout over the long term? Who would it be suitable for and maybe use in some of your programs??