|Training Intensity Principles: Partial
After achieving initial muscular failure, it is possible to
continue your sets by performing repetitions which do not go
through the entire range of motion. An example of this would be
doing a bench press exercise where you perform half repetitions in
the upper third range of motion. This can bring your muscles past
the temporary point of failure and up to complete muscle
exhaustion, or very close to it.
Partial reps are great for
smaller muscle groups such as calves and biceps. Partial reps are
also an excellent way to develop your strength for bodyweight
exercises such as chinups or pushups. If you are unable to do any
chinups currently, try doing several chinups only halfway to
develop your strength for that particular motion, and with time,
you should be able to perform the exercise through the entire range
Perform the stripping
method for: Pec-deck flyes, leg extensions, dumbbell curls,
seated calf raises, machine preachers curls, lying leg curls.
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