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Slow Eccentric is a Struggle

Hello Coach,

Slow eccentrics are really a struggle for me. I first started doing them while on your Layers Program and then saw the other coaches describing its benefits (Joel Seedman’s Eccentric Isometrics). However I really suck at them. I can’t usually even do the prescribed % for the Layers and have to go 5-10 lbs less, even if I PR’ed on the Rep Max for that week.

Do you think this would indicate any weaknesses or weak spots that I need to work on? I’m a 1B btw and like to lift things explosively.


Yeah, 1B dont do well at all on slow eccentrics. I dont use them with 1Bs even if in theory they are effective

Oh interesting. What would be your substitute for it, straight high rep sets?