Effect of ROM on resistance training adaptations

Do adaptations to resistance training differ when using partial or full range of motion?

Training using full range of motion (ROM) leads to significantly greater strength and lower limb hypertrophy adaptations. Functional performance tends to increase as well when using full ROM, but the difference was nonsignificant. Conversely, there are no differences in muscle properties (muscle thickness, pennation angle, and fascicle length) arise from training with either partial or full ROM. This is concluded by Spanish scientists who performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of 16 studies.


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