Accomodating resistance

11-Oct-2016 05:38

It’s impossible not to have bar deceleration if you don’t have “accommodating resistance,” says Shane Sweatt of Westside Barbell.“If you have bar deceleration, you’re teaching yourself to slow down. As you move a barbell, it’s natural to reduce your effort as you get to positions of mechanical advantage; e.g., the top of a bench-press rep.At the top of the lift, where we are strong enough to handle it, we have 325 lbs.At the bottom of the lift, when the bands are relaxed and we are weakest, we have about 225lbs! Well, although chains do provide accommodating resistance as you raise them off the floor, the weight increases, but there is no kinetic energy on the eccentric that the bands provide.Ma is my current coach and I can say with all certainty that he does NOT recommend using accomodating resistance for the lifts.

They not only provide progressive resistance throughout the entire range of motion, but also add kinetic energy on the eccentric portion of the lift.

The kinetic energy I am referring to is the overspeed (faster than a normal free weight resistance) effect that they have on the bar (see below video for an example).

There are many keys to success, but two invaluable ones are accelerating strength training and accommodating resistance by add-ing chains or bands or sometimes both.

Phelps-Sweatt’s best bench is an incredible 530 lb. Continue Reading Lifting heavy is only one part of the Westside Barbell Method. Shane Sweatt and elite powerlifter Laura Phelps-Sweatt explain. Continue Reading If you’re looking to build hamstrings, glute-hams are one effective option, as Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt discuss during this Cross Fit Powerlifting Trainer Course.

Accommodating resistance for an increased vertical jump is using a progressive resistance that matches the athletes strength curve throughout the lift or jump.

They not only provide progressive resistance throughout the entire range of motion, but also add kinetic energy on the eccentric portion of the lift.The kinetic energy I am referring to is the overspeed (faster than a normal free weight resistance) effect that they have on the bar (see below video for an example).There are many keys to success, but two invaluable ones are accelerating strength training and accommodating resistance by add-ing chains or bands or sometimes both.Phelps-Sweatt’s best bench is an incredible 530 lb. Continue Reading Lifting heavy is only one part of the Westside Barbell Method. Shane Sweatt and elite powerlifter Laura Phelps-Sweatt explain. Continue Reading If you’re looking to build hamstrings, glute-hams are one effective option, as Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt discuss during this Cross Fit Powerlifting Trainer Course. Accommodating resistance for an increased vertical jump is using a progressive resistance that matches the athletes strength curve throughout the lift or jump.Variable Resistance Training (VRT), sometimes called accommodating resistance, is a type of training that I’ve been interested in for a while now, and which has been a part of the powerlifting community for even longer.