Here are some thoughts on Manual Resistance, Training Injured Athletes and Pre-Exhaust Training Protocol
In the video clip below Michael Bradley, Florida State University Men’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach discusses the philosophical details of high intensity strength training.
He discusses briefly the advantages of manual resistance and talks about the need for a plan on how to train injured athletes.
A majority of the clip is dedicated to discussing Pre-Exhaust which is a powerful tool to utilize in a high intensity strength training program.
The idea behind Pre-Exhaust is eliminating the weak joint. Coach Bradley explains that by pre-exhausting in the muscle that you want to train, you can eliminate the the weal link in the chain. For example, by pre-exhausting the chest with Flys the arms won’t fatigue before the chest during bench press.
The video below is from Coach Bradley’s High Intensity Strength Training Volume 3: Organization and Implementation. For more information about that program click the link above.
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