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I do not why Static Contraction Training is dismissed. I train using its principles and having progressed in all exercises except bicep curls. The stuff they say seem logical.
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You have already posted this.

Just because you can make gains doesn't mean you're making optimal gains. What part of that don't you get? -3X
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Hambro, can you post a video of you doing these exercises.
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You have already posted this.

Just because you can make gains doesn't mean you're making optimal gains. What part of that don't you get? -3X


I have not posted this already.
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Originally Posted by eknight
You have already posted this.

Just because you can make gains doesn't mean you're making optimal gains. What part of that don't you get? -3X


I have not posted this already.


Really? Then what's being discussed in this thread by you: http://forum.simplyshredded.com/topic/17623/page/1/dl-and-s/

You ask so many questions, you can't even remember which ones you've already inquired about. -3X
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@eknight You see, this thread wasn't actually a question. Totally different.
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Progressively overloading a muscle, with adequate intensity (>~60% of 1RM) will stimulate growth, and it will grow if factors like nutrition and recovery is in check.

However, training and overloading the muscle through full range of motion, has been scientifically shown to stimulate more growth than partial range of motion. A static/isometric execution is most comparable to the latter; partial/no range of motion.

To bring just one (of quite a few) arguments against basing a whole training philosophy on training statically, Menno Henselmans says the following:

"In general, at long muscle lengths a muscle is under greater biomechanical stress (shorter moment arm, reduced cross-bridge formation and reduced force production per sarcomere)."
(https://bretcontreras.com/partial-vs-full-reps-or-both/)

As mechanical tension is one of the, if not the single most significant, drivers of hypertrophy, it'd be a bit silly to avoid performing an exercise in the part of range of motion that achieves the biggest amount of mech. tension.
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