Don’t Confuse The Force-Velocity Curve With Newton’s Second Law

I recently received a barrage of messages from someone questioning statements I made in my article on the force-velocity curve. He claims I do not understand basic physical principles because he confuses the force-velocity curve with Newton’s second law of motion, which are completely different things. He then builds on his confusion of this in an attempt to make […]

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The Ratio Of Positive To Negative Strength And Implications For Training

While writing the article on the force-velocity curve and it’s implications for training  it occurred to me that it contradicted the claims of Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones of a specific ratio of positive to negative strength. I considered mentioning it in that post, then decided it I ought to save it for a separate article, then forgot about […]

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Thoughts On The Force-Velocity Curve And Implications For Training

The amount of force your muscles are capable of producing varies with both the type and velocity of contraction because of differences in cross-bridge mechanics and the rate at which cross-bridges can be formed. This is known as the force-velocity curve. When you lift a weight your muscles contract concentrically, heads on the myosin filaments attach […]

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