Moving Beyond Concentric Training 1rm eccentric training muscle contractions strength training Mar 04, 2021

 

"An athlete's capacity to [resist] yielding is a key determinant to athletic success in general, and speed and explosiveness in particular." - Mike Young

 

Quick Review

Concentric

  • Muscle shortens under load
  • Weakest contraction of the three types
  • Best at producing force slowly

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What your 1RM does NOT tell you about your strength max strength squat strength training testing Mar 02, 2021

The one-rep max (1RM) test of strength is the gold standard of strength tests in a training program. Whether it's meticulously planned at an appropriate time of an athlete's training plan to be used to set intensities, or done pretty much every time "that guy" walks into your commercial gym, it's...

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