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Sticking Point

The “sticking point” in a weight training movement refers to a position in a range of motion where there is a large increase in the difficulty of continuing the lift. This point of difficulty is normally the spot that determines whether a person completes a targeted repetition or not. The sticking point has been defined as,”The point at which failure occurs when an exercise is taken to the point of momentary muscular failure.”

When adding a new exercise machine to your facility you will notice after 5 or 6 weeks the majority of athletes are not able to move the weight or get stuck in about the same place in the range of motion. This phenomena occurs with barbells as well.

Coaches are experienced in methods of altering form, repetitions and utilizing complex methods of periodization to circumvent the sticking point in range of motion.

Through Pendulum’s Tyler Hobson and the engineers at Rogers Athletic the sticking point has been addressed to accelerate muscle growth. Adding a Pendulum machine to your facility, after months of use, you will find that athletes will fail in different places during the movement. The value is that the athlete can make greater inroads into his or her development as the limitations of the apparatuses external lever system, which forces a lifter to stop due to a leverage disadvantage, no longer is a disadvantage. This is because the Pendulum machine is designed to match the internal leverage system of the human structure.

To further understand what has been presented compare a Pendulum Machine with a similar device and once you begin training you will immediately feel the difference.

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