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Eccentric training

An eccentric contraction is the motion of an active muscle while it is lengthening under load. Eccentric training is repetitively doing eccentric muscle contractions. For example, in a biceps curl the action of lowering the dumbbell back down from the lift is the eccentric phase of that exercise - as long as the dumbbell is lowered slowly rather than letting it drop. An eccentric contraction is one of the three distinct phases in the movement of muscles and tendons; the other two are an isometric contraction no movement, and a concentric contraction shortening. Eccentric training focuses o ...

Suspension training

The term suspension training refers to an approach to strength training that uses a system of ropes and webbing called a "suspension trainer" to allow users to work against their own body weight.