We had such great input when we did our post on diet that I wanted to try a similar post on tweaks and tips for static contraction training. It’s common for people who do static contraction training for awhile to develop tactics and shortcuts that improve their performance.
In the past I’ve added some of the tweaks I’ve learned to this blog. I show how to get more resistance out of gym equipment on this page. I show how anyone can push or pull more weight with the tools on this page. And how simply yelling can give you 12% more strength.
But I’m sure many of you have discovered other tactics. For example, because a static contraction bench press does not require lowering the bar to the chest it can be performed while laying on your back on the padded floor of the power rack. That provides total support and many people find it more comfortable than a narrow bench when hoisting enormous weight. Sometimes a little tip like that can mean the difference between staying on a plateau and making progress.
So here is the place where you can discuss techniques that have helped you. I’m sure it will become a valuable resource for all trainees.