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isometric pause on the way up/down?


#1

Had this on T/N a few weeks ago but maybe here is better:

Does anyone know whether there are different training effects from pausing for an isometric contraction during the concentric portion of a rep vs. pausing during the eccentric portion?


#2

Well I don't see a point of pausing on the way up, since that's when you want to explode :slightly_smiling:


#3

It could mimic a sticking point maybe.


#4

well why reinforce something bad?! :slightly_smiling:


#5

That was funny. But I mean, doesn't it provide the training stimulus of increased tension at a certain point in the movement?