Partial Lifts: Are They Effective?

Progressive overload simply means that you are forcing your body to do work that it is not used to doing to force adaptation.  Partial lifts allow you to use more weight in a partial range of motion.  Is it effective?  Yes and no.  It depends.  Among other things, it depends on how they are utilized in a program.  In this capsule, Chris covers the pros and cons of partial lifts.


Christian Thibaudeau

Written by Christian Thibaudeau

Christian Thibaudeau has been involved in the business of training for over the last 16 years. During this period, he worked with athletes from 28 different sports. He has been “Head Strength Coach” for the Central Institute for Human Performance (of…