Anyone who has lifted weights for an extended period of time knows far too well about those stubborn plateaus that present themselves when we least expect it. We’re in the gym religiously, sticking to our routine, making gains, feeling good, and then……nothing. The human body is exceptionally successful in adapting to the same (or similar) movements and weight bearing exercises. The body adapts and muscle stress (and growth) is limited. When you hit your plateau try giving this often overlooked technique a try…
NEGATIVE (rep) – The downward half of a repetition, also known as the eccentric contraction. By placing resistance on the negative half of the movement, you can induce a high degree of muscular hypertrophy.
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