There’s a lot of talk these days about the possible benefits of ‘Eccentric Exercise’ in rehabilitating Lateral Epicondylitis.
But can one type of muscle contraction be that much more effective than another in tendon healing and rehab?…
Or is the eccentric approach (and the “FlexBar” rubber bar device often used to perform it) just another exercise fad?
(An ‘Eccentric’ contraction is the controlled lengthening of a muscle against resistance – Vs. the ‘Concentric’ contraction, where the muscle shortens.)
Based on several medical studies, there is evidence to back up the idea that Eccentric muscle contractions may (in some cases) be superior to concentric ones when it comes to tendon rehab.
A lot of the buzz around this idea seems to revolve around a single study – A small, but apparently successful study of Tennis Elbow sufferers…
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