Constant v/s Punctuated tension
On any angles, when hanging, any difference between constant tension throughout whole set or punctuated tension, meaning lifting the weight by hand and essentially reperforming the intitial stretch. I’ve done both and although I’ve yet to see major results, it does at times feel punctuated stretching has a different effect on the process. Taking the load off for two or three seconds and then putting it on the hang again appears to elicit a further stretch or possibly just a retraction/restretch. In some ways, light swinging does this to a certain extant via the angle and therefore specific stress points/areas. Do ligs, tendons, etc have a type of emergency or trauma reation at high stress levels and somehow tighten to a critical point under a specific, constant load? If so, does this change in load have any effect on the process, mainly in creating the micro-trauma in the fibers? I realize this is a strange Q, but it’s hard to really analogize this area of the body with other more commonly studied areas of fitness/exercise. I actually could theoretically see it working either way. All speculation and wisdom welcomed and appreciated. Thanx, groa.