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Will I make gains even if I do not always go full range of motion?

By Scott Herman in Flexibility / Mobility · Published

Yes, but those gains will be improved if you use full ROM.

Partial reps, for example, have been used by many body builders in the past, as a way of increasing strength and power, and stimulating the muscle differently.

However, these were only used OCCASIONALLY. It was simply a way of shocking the muscle to promote growth.

You can still get big and strong by doing reps without full ROM, but you will be training your muscles in a way that can lead to injuries if they are ever forced to go beyond your training limits.


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