Partial Compared with Full Range of Motion Resistance Training for Muscle Hypertrophy:
A Brief Review and an Identification of Potential Mechanisms:
Newmire, Daniel E.; Willoughby, Darryn S.
The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research: September 2018 – Volume 32 – Issue 9 – p 2652–2664
Very Interesting Article:
“Most of previous research has primarily focused on strength outcomes opposed to muscle hypertrophy. The purpose of the review is to highlight the limited and relative pROM (partial range of motion) literature on hypertrophy and some potential pROM mechanisms that require investigation to assess any plausible relationships. Some potential mechanisms and outcomes of interest are muscle time under tension, muscle activation, and nonuniform hypertrophy. This mode of resistance exercise requires further evaluation on hypertrophic responses; if proven efficacious, it may be employed to those in rehabilitative environments and those that seek more specific regional, local hypertrophic responses such as physique competitors.”