Accommodating Resistance

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    Koon Boat
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    When to use? How to you use accommodating resistance within your training? Lets use a rack pull for example. If this is a new movement added to your pull day would you recommend using straight weight for an extended period of time and once weight/rep progression slows incorporate bands or chains? Or would you immediately throw banded racks into your pull days as a new movement because of the more stimulus provided?

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    BryceBahm
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    Accommodating resistance should be a tool used to make an exercise better, not necessarily change it. Joe has great videos on what bands and chains do to a profile to make it more favorable for building muscle. Yes, you can and should implement them right away. They only add to the overall goal of the exercise.

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    Joe
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    When to use? How to you use accommodating resistance within your training? Lets use a rack pull for example. If this is a new movement added to your pull day would you recommend using straight weight for an extended period of and once weight/rep progression slows incorporate bands or chains? Or would you immediately throw banded racks into your pull days as a new movement because of the more stimulus provided?

    I used the example before of a gym with two leg curls. One has an epic profile, let’s say it’s an 80/90s nautilus or cybex piece. The other is a piece of shit half-machine, entertaining half-ride called Hoist, with a horrible profile.

    Should you start with the Hoist for a while and then move to quality cybex leg curl? No, just use the better piece with the better profile. Always choose the better profile when available. That’s all properly applied accommodating resistance is, cresting a better exercise profile. It’s more efficient.

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