This week I’ve been working on eccentric loading for the posterior chain (calves and hamstrings featured here). 👌🏻
Eccentric training is pretty simple - it just involves focusing on the part of the rep that puts the muscle under load while it lengthens 🔛
In my opinion it’s one of the most powerful tools in the training armoury, as it can can:
✨Increase both flexibility AND strength at the same time
✨Build strength more efficiently than concentric training
✨Protect the joints
✨Rehab tendons and muscle strains
✨Develop alignment and control
✨Increase metabolic rate and calorie burn
This makes it great for anyone who wants to develop long lean muscles, those recovering from muscle strains or tendinitis, and those tapering their training ahead of an event or competition.
If you have questions or want some ideas for how to incorporate eccentric training into your program, feel free to drop me an email.