Yielding Isometrics

Yielding and Long Duration Isometrics with UNH Volleyball and UNH Men’s Soccer.

One change we’ve made in the first phase of our off-season training this year is adding both yielding and long duration isometrics, which simply asks an athlete to hold a certain position at a sub-maximal level for an extended period of time while fighting against an eccentric contraction.

The rationale behind this is to increase the ability of the muscle to tolerate stress – the more you can tolerate the better one should be able to perform during high intensity/high stress situations.

Again, curious if other coaches program yielding and long duration isometrics, how they implement them and with what exercises?

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