Lengthened/Shortened Muscle Training

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    Rei Koka
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    Hey Joe and Bryce!

    Got another question. I recently saw a video of you BPak and Mark Coles I think it was 2 years ago when Ben probably got Prime for the mi40 gym or maybe it was just posted around that time idk. But the series was about hamstrings and it was separated into 3 parts. Although I didn’t watch part 3 I saw 1 and 2 and something just didn’t add up to me. You started off with a lying leg curl and then after finishing with that you did seated leg curl. I know that one of your training principles is about using exercises when you have the most ability to produce force which would be the mid and lengthened position. But why did you start your workout with the lying leg curl variation. Smth I heard Ben say there is to start with exercises that challenge the muscle in that short position which I am guessing its not what you teach in a way.

    My 2nd question is, if prime allows you to challenge a muscle in different ranges for exercises that are traditionally more for challenging the short position like the lying leg curl when you get that ham fully shortened or in a leg extension for getting the quads fully shortened where would you put the biggest amount of resistance?

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    BryceBahm
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    Joe
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    #29612
    Rei Koka
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    I understand. The only question added based on your response is. Why would I ever do a lying leg curl over the seated leg curl or better say not over but in addition? For example if I have a workout for hams where I have

    3×8-10 reps seated leg curl
    2×8 reps lying leg curl

    Wouldnt I be better if I just did 5 sets of seated leg curl since in that exercise I have my hams fully lengthened as opposed to the lying version where I cant achieve the fully lengthened hams as I am not hip flexed? I know that I cant really achieve fully shortened hams on the seated version for the same reason because in order to achieve the fully shortened hams I would have to have my hips extended

    #29946
    Joe
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    I understand. The only question added based on your response is. Why would I ever do a lying leg curl over the seated leg curl or better say not over but in addition? For example if I have a workout for hams where I have
    3×8-10 reps seated leg curl
    2×8 reps lying leg curl
    Wouldnt I be better if I just did 5 sets of seated leg curl since in that exercise I have my hams fully lengthened as opposed to the lying version where I cant achieve the fully lengthened hams as I am not hip flexed? I know that I cant really achieve fully shortened hams on the seated version for the same reason because in order to achieve the fully shortened hams I would have to have my hips extended

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    Rei Koka
    Participant

    It definitely did. Thank you for the answer. It really helped to clarify my questions 🙏🏻

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