For example, the leverage for most movements is typically greater toward the end of the concentric phase and so more weight can be used.VRT allows extra resistance at the point where you are strongest.This has the effect of increasing the resistance toward the end of the concentric phase of the lift.VRT is a relatively new aspect of training, and as such has not been well studied.
A bencher with weak triceps will have difficulty as the movement progresses, and VRT can eliminate that weakness.
This is because it was not just words by Nick Mitchell, but also photos of Rich Phillipps (our female fat loss personal trainer) taken in our own London personal training gym.Â In fact if you squint hard enough at some of the exercise demonstration photos you can even see a black & white photo of me lurking on a far wall.Â Anyone who makes the suggestion that it is a B&W shot because they didn’t have colour back in my day will be forever banned from this blog!!
All being well the article will inform you about why accommodating resistance is such an important tool for advanced trainees, and if you want to read up on the subject in a bit more detail I have written a more in depth piece (Accommodating Resistance and Weight Training With Chains) that is featured in the training section on the main Ultimate Performance website.
Therefore, the amount of resistance used is determined by the sticking point -- or weakest point -- of the exercise.
Free weight resistance equipment, such as barbells and dumbbells, provide the same load regardless of the position of the weight or the phase of the exercise.
The basis of its effects and effectiveness are largely anecdotal.