Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Static Contraction Exercise - Part II

In PART 1, I gave an overall view of static contraction training as I am employing at the moment and showed the effectiveness of the particular pulldown exercise that we use. The following exercise is the second movement in our sequence.

Shoulder Press

In the shoulder press (which works the shoulders, chest and triceps along with the upper back to stabilize), this particular trainee uses the strong leverage position since he has issues at the beginning of the overhead press due to a shoulder injury which prohibits the use of the press in this range of motion. He can, however, handle the top portion with zero discomfort – affording him the opportunity to do overhead work. Someone else may find the beginning portion or mid range to work better for themselves.