Snapshot of Takeaways
- Add manual tension to the disadvantageous point of the movement
- Training partner does the count
- Utilise on your assistance work
Take your training to another level with some manual tension isometrics in the disadvantageous position of the movement. The disadvantageous position is where the movement is most challenging for the body.
You want your training partner to apply for a count of 2-4 seconds for 6-8 reps. He’ll have to work harder on the first few reps compared to the last. This is because you are fresh and will fatigue. Try and exert a maximal force for the count for each rep as your training partner can adjust their tension.
Listen to the training partner’s count as the training effect is always better this way. It’s too easy for the trainee to get lazy or give up. The partner applying the tension should jerk the implement as you don’t want an injury. If they do you have my permission to slap them at the end of the set.
I would recommend you insert into your assistance movements initially. If you don’t have a training partner you can get creative with safety pins inside a squat rack.
Here is a Video: of a superset involving the Reverse Hyperextension into a Flat Back Extension wih Barbell on Back: