Resistance is such an important factor when it comes to strength training. But, how often do you alter the position of the resistance to assist or further challenge the body?
Let’s look past the short-sighted approach of using resistance to increase load and instead think more about quality of movement and/or what area are you trying to target. This will require you to think outside of the traditional thought process, but it will ultimately create better long-term improvement in movement quality.
In the following video, I demonstrate various loading strategies for the step up. Some of these strategies can be used to improve kinematics of the movement, while others increase the difficulty. Regardless, the movement remains unchanged and only the position of the resistance is altered.
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By: Garrett McLaughlin, MS, ATC, CSCS, ART