What would your best recommendation be for working on the sticking point of an exercises without a power rack to do pin presses, pin pulls or pin squats? I would think it would be the isomiometric method. But what would you say?
Yes it’s one good method. But a periodized approach would be better:
Weeks 1-2: isometric holds for max duration (45-60 seconds) using 50-60% of your max for 3-4 sets
Weeks 3-4: isometric holds for max duration (20-30 seconds) using 70-80% of your max for 5-6 sets
Weeks 5-6: partner-assisted max isomiometric: use a load that is 60-70% of your max. Lower the bar down to your sticking point. Then have a partner apply pressure on the bar (trying to push it down)for 3-5 seconds, you resist the pressure and as he release it you lift the bar explosively. You do this for 6-8 sets of 2 reps
You obviously don’t stop your regular exercises during this time, but do reduce the volume.
I’ve read that you can perform the same exercises and change the method used and still get results, so i was wondering if i could set out a program and change the rep ranges from 3x10, to 4x6, then to 7x3, i lowered the volume on each phase cause each would be more intense, could i keep the same exercises and get results just by change the rep and set range?
Probably, to a point. If you do this, a pendulum approach, as I described in earlier posts would be more beneficial as the type of stimulus has a much greater rate of variation.