Training Intensity Principles: Peak
Keep continuous tension on the fully contracted muscle. By
squeezing and contracting the pectorals during the exercise, you
can use peak contractions to stimulate and striate your muscle
fibers. An example of the peak contraction principle would be
feeling your chest squeeze through the entire range of motion when
performing pec deck flies, or squeezing your biceps through the
entire range of motion of a dumbbell curl.
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