How to train Max Strength when you can’t train Max Strength

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    Scott Johnston on #4264

    Mariner:

    People with hyper mobile joints should focus on developing the strength in the stabilizer muscles around the joint rather than focusing on developing the maximum strength in the prime movers for those joints. So, much of the TftNA general strength routine, emphasizing body weight movements with many very controlled reps will be best. All exercises should be functional in nature with full ranges of motion and good joint stability before any additional resistance is added. I’d be careful with things like pull ups which always put a high load on the shoulder joints. Use assistance for this one.

    Scott

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    Mariner_9 on #4310

    Thanks, Scott, I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I’ve passed on your comments to my friend. She has a PT who specializes in hypermobility – hopefully they can incorporate your suggestions into a training plan that will avoid injury.

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