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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31823e82d7
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Do Single-Joint Exercises Enhance Functional Fitness?

Schoenfeld, Brad MSc, CSCS1; Contreras, Bret MA, CSCS2

Section Editor(s): Sorace, Paul MS, RCEP, CSCS*D

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Abstract

FUNCTIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS TYPICALLY FOCUS ON MULTIJOINT MOVEMENTS. HOWEVER, FUNCTIONAL TRANSFER EXISTS ON A CONTINUUM, WHERE DIFFERENT EXERCISES IMPART VARYING DEGREES OF FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS DEPENDING ON THE PARTICULAR DEMANDS OF THE TASK. THIS ARTICLE WILL DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF SINGLE-JOINT MOVEMENTS IN FUNCTIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM DESIGN.

© 2012 National Strength and Conditioning Association

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