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Incorporating Isometrics Intelligently

ive read that isometric strength is key in changing between ecc/con movements and will utimately lead to increased speed/agility.

i have also read that training con/ecc/iso in a 60/30/10 ratio is sufficient for most people

to me that seems like very little iso work

just wondering what everyone thinks about this and what advice yall might have to give on incorporating iso into my training.

also any effective iso exercises for increasing athletic performance would be great


I definitly think isometrics can have a positive effect on strength and athletic performance. I’m not a big fan of “overcoming” isometrics, where you push against an immovable resistance. I prefer ISO holds for a certain amount of time or normal reps with a long pause at the most difficult part.