Science Says Full Range of Motion Is Best –

Science Says Full Range of Motion Is Best –

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By Doug Dupont, Contributor – Health and Fitness News

Raise your hand if you’ve ever seen someone doing a “squat” that amounts to a quarter of a rep and you shook your head at him or her. Without seeing you, I’m going to guess that pretty much every reader of Breaking Muscle has had this experience. If you’re going to do something at all, you might as well do it right.

But as we have seen, science doesn’t always agree with our common sense, so it’s worth studying. In fact, in this case, it might make some sense. There is value to doing isometrics and full-range isotonics, so perhaps partial range work has some merit. Indeed, many successful athletes regularly employ partial range work. The board press is a great example, regularly performed by powerlifters. In a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning, researchers sought to explain where we would draw the line on range of motion.

Click the link below to learn more about the study on range of motion.


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