Concentric muscle contraction

Types of muscle contraction #1 – What is concentric muscle contraction?
Definition, usefulness, and scope

Over the course of our first four training videos on physical preparation, we mentioned glossary videos. The purpose of these videos is to go into more depth on certain aspects of the training, or to explain physiological or technical terms.

We are delighted to announce that the first glossary video is now available.

First we’ll explain what concentric muscle contraction is, and then we'll see why it's suitable for strength training for children and beginners.

You'll learn about the link between force generated and resistance in a concentric movement, and how this concept can help you better choose specific strength exercises.

To conclude this training, you'll learn the advantages and disadvantages of this type of muscle action in strength training.

Video 1: What is concentric contraction? Usefulness and scope in physical preparation

  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • The concept of resistance opposing the movement
  • Example with a gymnastics element
  • The program suited to children and beginners: Why?
  • Advantages of concentric action in physical preparation
  • Disadvantages of concentric action in physical preparation

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Total duration :
12 minutes