View Full Version : Isometrics

Daniel Miller
06-06-2007, 06:57 AM
I was wondering if people use isometric holds on a regular basis. If so which movements, for how long, and how frequently?

When I first started training for climbing, I wanted to be just like Bruce Lee, (lol) so I started useing isometrics 3x per week for OH lifting, biceps, DL, rows, and one-arm pull-ups. I just finished one of Ross Enamit's books, who recommends a similar 2-3x per week isometric session.

Steve Shafley
06-06-2007, 07:21 AM
Dan John has some good stuff tucked away somewhere about isometrics...older stuff coming from York...good stuff.

I generally feel isos should be applied where needed. Steve Justa feels his "power isometrics" training is a secret to super strength.

Mike ODonnell
06-06-2007, 02:27 PM
Planks....L-sits.....supermans.....back extensions......hand stands......oh and flexing the guns at the gym....I use it whenever and wherever...no set patern...at gym...at home...at the bar....esp the guns at the bar when curling Guinness.....

Robb Wolf
06-06-2007, 04:19 PM
I used the heck out of iso-s to break DL sticking points. Power racks are SUPER nice for this.

Daniel Christensen
06-07-2007, 02:23 AM
Wall squats, 1-legged wall squats