Journal article

AN EXAMINATION OF STRENGTH AND CONCENTRIC WORK RATIOS DURING VARIABLE RANGE OF MOTION TRAINING

Ross A Clark, Adam L Bryant, Brendan Humphries

JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Variable range of motion (ROM) training consists of partial ROM resistance training with the countermovement being performed at a different phase of the movement for each set. In this study, we assessed the effect of this method of training on peak force, load lifted, and concentric work performed. Six male subjects with resistance training backgrounds (age 20.2 +/- 1.3 years, height 179.4 +/- 4.6 cm, weight 89.6 +/- 9.9 kg, 6-repetition maximum [6RM] bench press 92.5 +/- 14.3 kg) participated in this study. Testing consisted of 6RM bench press strength tests during full (FULL), three quarter ((3/4)), one half ((1/2)), and one quarter ((1/4)) ROM from full elbow extension bench press perform..

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