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Progressive Distance

Anyone tried ‘progressive distance’ for strength gains? Basically using 1/4 movements for several reps, and gradually increasing the range of motion (distance) to 3/4 ROM.

I’m starting on this on three movements – back squat, clean-grip deadlift and close-grip bench.

I read recently, either here or elsewhere, about using the same progression with overhead lockouts.
Post your progress, should be interesting

I remember a special Bench Press rack that was sold a few (OK about 25!) years ago where the adjustment was very fine via screw threads. The theory/claim was that you could load it to, say, 300lb with a ROM of 2inches, the add a fraction of an inch each workout until you could bench your target weight.
Never heard of any successes though.

Dax

[quote]jp_dubya wrote:
I read recently, either here or elsewhere, about using the same progression with overhead lockouts.
Post your progress, should be interesting [/quote]

Will do. This is based on articles from Bud Jeffries. Probably the strongest ‘natural’ man on the planet.
Sounds like not many people implement this, so I must be on the right track :slight_smile: