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πŸ“ Programming Isometric and Dynamic Exercises

You can get in a greater Fight mode through Isometric exercises, but for blood flow dynamic ones will serve you best. This can be interesting also for your warm-up. We all have issues with renegade muscles not wanting to join the party willingly, isometric exercises might be a best way to get at those then. I am wondering if this is not one of the reasons the neoprene works so well, and for that matter the Openers but also banded work.

Try this out on your Press days before going into anything dynamic –

-Farmer’s Hold 2 sets of 1mn max hold

-Overhead Yoke Hold 2 sets of 1mn max hold

-Hercules Holds 2 sets of 1mn max hold Hanging from a bar (use weights if necessary) 2 sets of 1mn max hold.

β€œThe autonomic nervous system plays a critical role in medi- ating the cardiovascular adjustments necessary to meet the metabolic demands of the exercising muscle, and as such is paramount for the performance and sustainment of physical activity. A reduction in the tonic suppressive influence of parasympathetic (vagus) nerve activity contributes to exercise-induced increases in heart rate (HR), ventricular contractility, stroke volume, and thus, cardiac output. Increases in HR and ventricular contractility are also evoked by activation of cardiac sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) and sympathetic stimulation of epinephrine release from the adrenal medulla.

In addition, a sympathetically mediated vasoconstriction in non-exercising muscles and visceral organs (e.g., splanchnic circulation) facilitates the redistribution of cardiac output to the active skeletal muscles. At the same time, the normal ability of SNA to cause vasoconstriction is attenuated in the active muscles, in part due to an effect of muscle metabolites to diminish the vasoconstrictor response to Ξ±-adrenergic receptor activation. Such modulation, termed functional sympatholysis, may constitute a protective mechanism that optimizes muscle blood flow in the face of the increased sympathetic vasoconstrictor drive that occurs during exercise… However, perhaps the most notable difference between dynamic and isometric exercise is the pressor response, which occurs to a much greater extent during isometric exercise owing to the more immediate and large increases in SNA with this form of exercise.” Autonomic Adjustments to Exercise in Humans. Fisher, Young and Fadel (2015)

Updated on March 17, 2020

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