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Is it better to do full-range-of-motion or partial training?

Assuming you have no injuries or structural limitations that prevent you from performing full-range-of-motion work, and that your goals are general strength and conditioning for optimal health, you can use full-range-of-motion training. However, this should only be done 90% of the time. When you want to take the training stimulus up a notch, perform a two- or three-week cycle of heavy partials.

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