Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Purposeful Pause

"Pausing in the bottom position of extensor chain movements such as front squats forbids the use of the stretch reflex, thus increases intra-muscular tension, a great way to vary the strength building stimulus." Says Charles Poliquin.

If you do a lot of Olympic lifting you're probably used to training the bounce out of the hole. Don't neglect the pause technique to work the muscles without the rebound effect.

The deadstop lift is another method to eliminate the bounce effect in training. Dan John used it with success.