Hi Bryce, I would like to get your input on this as well if it is possible
Hope you are doing well. I wanted to ask your opinion on workouts order. I know that you like to follow an order of exercises where you have lengthened and midrange exercises first because you are stronger on those ranges, and those ranges have proven to be better for hypertrophy compared to the short position and you are stronger in the beginning of a workout compared to the end of a workout. Which pretty much makes a lot of sense. However a very great coach recently who is a friend of yours but I won’t name him for ethical reasons had a different approach where he said that lengthened exercises should be close to the end of a workout or last on a workout due to those exercises being the ones that cause most muscle damage..
The quote was:
In more lengthened movements
there’s more calcium ion related fatigue because the stretch ion channels get flooded by the calcium ions and aren’t pulled back into the sarcoplasmic recticulim as efectively. This creates more central fatigue because it is a type of efferent feedback. So all lengthened position
movements should be done at the end or near the end of the workout.
What are your thoughts on this? I don’t want like a right or wrong answer cuz probably isnt any, but I am pretty sure you know this info so in a way was this smth you consider when designing your programs?