Has anyone heard of backchaining? I read a blurb about it but it didn't contain any real info.
It appeared that it was a method of breaking a movement down in phases. Starting with the end range and then slowly progressing backwards, increasing the range until the full movement was performed.
Example- For a throwing athlete (baseball) the coach would start by developing strength at the end range of the throw (last 15 degrees of movement) and perform a number of sets. Then working backwards each time increasing the range until eventually the entire range had been covered.
Its claimed to be a eastern bloc training method. What isn't?
I've never heard of such a method, nor am I sure it makes sense.
Before I chalk it up to marketing, I wanted to see if anyone else was familiar and could perhaps shine some light on it.