What is: Eccentric Contraction

eccentric contraction

A muscle contraction that produces less tension than the amount of resistance is an eccentric contraction. The muscle elongates as it contracts. There are studies that support the idea that training with eccentric contractions result in greater strength gains. The down side is that it is very impractical and non-sports specific to base a whole workout around eccentric contractions.

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