Gaining strength through neurological adaptation vs hypertrophy

Discussion in 'Other' started by Smile-n-Nod, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. North Coast Miller

    North Coast Miller Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    I was being half-wisenheimer when I posted that, but do believe working on the muscles that keep the Glenohumeral joint very tight through a ROM lead to increased force production. I would be interested to see a comparison of Subscapular muscle thickness between male gymnast, bodybuilder, Crossfitter etc and see how it relates to load per bodyweight on a few untrained loaded movements.

    I honestly am not sure how to selectively or even preferentially train for this. When I began using my Hobo bundle it took over a month before I felt comfortable really pushing the loads as the amount of tension across my armpits felt almost extreme.

    I definitely feel more functionally strong from doing that type of lifting for a few, but I attributed it mostly to the core effect from training with loads outside my center of balance and added bicep static holding endurance.

    When I first read that study I wondered "how do you measure that muscle accurately?"
  2. Smile-n-Nod

    Smile-n-Nod Strong Member of the Forum

    Do you alternate kettlebell swings with musical scales? :)
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
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