In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Singapore Sport Institute, Danny Lum. There has been a distinct lack of information on isometric training, despite its reemergence in the literature and in practice. That’s about to change as this episode with Danny dives deep into his research and practice in this area. Alex Natera has been a big proponent of isometric training and it was Alex that introduced me to Danny and I am so glad he did.

In this episode, we discussed…

  • Who is Danny Lum (background, experience and current roles)?
  • Isometric testing
    • Why use isometric tests?
      • What testing options do we have?
    • Links to dynamic performance
  • Isometric training
    • Why programme isometric exercises?
    • Creating overload in sport-specific positions
      • Your checklist when trying to get ‘specific’
    • Programming for different outcomes (strength, hypertrophy etc)
    • Manipulating variables and how this alters outcomes
      • Intensity
      • Duration and rate of contraction
      • Joint angles
    • Comparable to other methods

Danny can be found on Twitter @DannyLum82

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