I was at the gym today, doing Shoulders, Biceps and Tris..
Anyways.. I get to Triceps and need to do pulldowns with a straight bar.
I use full ROM from my hands being in front of my chest till my arms are fully extended in front of my thighs.
Anyways, the weight becomes too heavy at the top of the movement but if I manage to get it past the most difficult point where there is a 90 degree angle between my forearms and my upper arms it becomes easier to go thru the full range of motion.
At the end of the set I cant pull down the bar from the start position as its so difficult from there.
However if i lowered the start position to the 90 degree angle I could extend my arms and go all the way down.
So my observation was that my tris couldnt pull as much weight as they would if I started from the middle of the original Range of Motion.
If this is the case, wouldnt my muscle get maximum load if I used a lighter weight and only did half range of motion from start(where my hands are just in front of my upper chest to where my forearms are at a 90 degree angle from my upper arms) and use a heavier load for the bottom half..
This would seperate the exercise into 2 halves but I would be loading my triceps with as much load as they could take at different positions.
Recipe for optimal muscle stimulation?
Tell me your thoughts on this. I dont have any real education in the body or exercise, but I would like to hear comments from people who are very experienced in BBing and ppl who have an educaion surrounding it.
Thanks in advance,