The hook part attaches to your barbell, which lets the releasers hang freely while you lift.

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5) And finally, if you are one of the poor sods stuck at a commercial gym that will not allow you to use chains and bands and therefore have no clue as to the real benefits of utilising accommodating resistance in your training, then please heed my heartfelt advice and go join a real gym!

 We have our personal training gym in London that is choc full of chains and bands, and there are plenty of other venues to try. If you are struggling to find one just post a comment below and I will tell you the nearest one that I know to you.

Therefore, the amount of resistance used is determined by the sticking point -- or weakest point -- of the exercise.

Free weight resistance equipment, such as barbells and dumbbells, provide the same load regardless of the position of the weight or the phase of the exercise.

3) The use of accommodating resistance on extensor movements is particularly effective for added muscle mass and power. Tricep extension variations spring to mind.

4) One of the main tools of accommodating resistance – chains, at least in the United Kingdom, are notoriously hard to buy. Contact Watson Gym and read the Men’s Health article to get a 10% off coupon code.

Based in San Francisco, Beth Rifkin has been writing health- and fitness-related articles since 2005. Fitness," "Triathlon Magazine," "Inside Tennis," "American Fitness" and others.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University.

The pushup is a classic example of a constant resistance body weight exercise, as the weight load is the same on both the lowering and rising phases.

Traditional planks, side planks, squats and lunges are also in this category as the load is constant throughout the movement of the exercise.

The advent of mechanical weight releasers furthered this concept.