Overloaded Concentric Action ‒ Self Assisted
Overloaded Concentric Action ‒ Self Assisted is one of Exxentric’s methods for eccentric overload using flywheel training on the kBox.
By adding energy in the concentric (CON) phase using accessory muscles or a stronger movement pattern but only the primary muscle(s) or a weaker movement pattern in the eccentric (ECC) phase you can get a high eccentric overload that can be done at a fast and more athletic specific pace or an eccentric loading without doing much CON work at all if you want.
How to do it
On the kBox use for example legs to push off in an upper body drill or use the arms (pulling you up using a bar in a squat rack) in the CON phase of a drill. In the ECC phase you only use the primary muscle that then have to decelerate the energy created by primary and accessory muscle groups. You can also push off with legs in an upper body drill and then just follow through until the turning point and then use the upper body muscle in the ECC phase only. With this last variation you rest the primary muscle(s) through CON and get a ECC loading only if you want that. You can also use a stronger movement pattern in CON (for example Deadlift) and a weaker pattern in ECC (RDL) to overload in ECC.
When you can use it
Basically with all upper body drills and also most leg exercises if you have rings, a squat rack or something to push off from. Compare the spotter-assisted variant, when a spotter is available.
Fast, dynamic, heavy-overloaded consecutive eccentric actions.
Really taxing. Higher speed gives higher demands on technique and form, which is tought in some of our courses.
— Exxentric (@go_exxentric) September 15, 2015