Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | What is a Forced Negative weight training move?
When you are lifting weights and your goal is to really fatigue the muscle, some individuals will want to to do force negatives. A force negative is when you are doing a set and repetitions and you are no longer able to do the concentric (positive) contraction, so your workout partner will lift that phase of the weight for you (you have to now bring it down slowly). This is called a forced negative (eccentric). This is an advanced move and should not be done by the novice or intermediate weight lifter. Your muscles need to be highly conditioned to withstand such a contraction, so use caution.Thanks,Kisar DhillonThe Portland Personal TrainerThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241