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Isometrics vs Eccentricless Training


#1

Sorry if this topic has been touched on.

Can we use isometric training in place of eccentricless training to add volume to a routine? Say doing wall sits after upper body workouts?


#2

This type of isometric is actually a VEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRY slow eccentric (you barely move, obviously, but the type of contraction is eccentric when it comes to the motor pattern).

Not saying that isometrics can't be used, but I prefer overcoming isometrics (pushing against an immovable resistance, trying to move it).

But isometrics are not as effective as eccentric-less work when it comes to pulling nutrients into the muscle.