Why does lowering and not lifting weights produce unique adaptations?

Chris Beardsley
Oct 1, 2017 · 4 min read

What is different after eccentric training?


Why does eccentric training cause larger gains in maximum lifting strength than normal strength training?


Why is lowering strength increased by even more than lifting strength?


What is the takeaway?

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Figuring out how strength training works. See more of what I do: https://www.patreon.com/join/SandCResearch

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