Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Guld, Aug 28, 2005.
Does anyone here do them? Are they really worth it?
yes they have benefits, yes I do them at varying joint angles through the squat bench and dl. I use them as both a warm up and also as a technique to increase stress and recruitment in angles where I feel weak. Isometrics have been shown to recruit the greatest amount of fibers....the only problem is that they only recruit fibers in one angle.....hence the multiple angle approach.
I personally use them more in conjuction with other methods as a contrast. I will do a 5-6 second isometric squat where I am pressing at parallel and then I will do a jump squat landing back at parallel. Most any exercise can use this iso dynamic contrast and usually you will see a marked improvement in the dynamic portion of the lift.
Nicely answered. Thank you.