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Power of Eccentric Muscle Contraction: Harnessing the Force of Negative Movement

Posted on June 6th, 2023 by Andries Lodder

By Gcina Gumede An eccentric muscle contraction, also known as an eccentric movement, occurs when a muscle lengthens while under tension, as opposed to contracting through shortening (concentric). The muscle is doing negative work because it is applying force in one direction but moving in the opposite way. During an eccentric contraction, the muscle fibres […]


Eccentric Exercises

Posted on November 22nd, 2022 by Andries Lodder

Eccentric exercise is the motion of the active muscle while it’s lengthening during a load. It focuses on slowing down the elongation of the muscle process in order to challenge the muscles, which can lead to stronger muscles, faster muscle repair and increasing metabolic rate. Eccentric movement provides a braking mechanism for muscle and tendon groups that are experiencing concentric […]


Performance Enhancement Training Part 3 – Eccentric Training

Posted on October 20th, 2016 by Andries Lodder

So far we have discussed the first 2 parts of performance enhancement training. First we covered the importance of sport specific training and how to achieve equilibrium through integration for optimal performance. Then we got to the second part where we emphasized the importance of core stability and how it assists in injury prevention and […]