Hard Training and Isolation Exercises?

Sep 14, 2022

I’ve often noticed with myself and my clients that we can get our heart rates up near maximum on isolation exercises, very often even closer to max heart rate than the compound exercises. I have my theories for why this is. 

The main theory is that this is because you don’t have to worry about stabilizing the body or other muscles groups, so you can put ALL your energy into the one isolated muscle group that is working. This also means there’s less skill required in the exercise. Anytime you take skill and technicalities out of a given exercise, the trainee can focus simply on blasting the muscle. This is why...

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