The popularity of isometric swings back and forth. This is mainly because it’s not an exciting type of training — it doesn’t compare to Olympic lifting, plyometrics. Trainees tend to gravitate to dynamic training such as conventional weight lifting or ballistic type lifts.

However, isometric training can offer an excellent training stimulus and provide an even better training/coaching aid. The benefits of isometric contractions go far beyond rehabilitation or prehab type exercises. It has been well established that progressive isometric resistance training can lead to increases in maximal contractile torque.

An isometric contraction is a neuromuscular contraction without movement. A…

Ed Benskin

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