Resistance training modes: specificity and effectiveness.

  title={Resistance training modes: specificity and effectiveness.},
  author={Matthew Charles Morrissey and Everett A. Harman and Michael J Johnson},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={27 5},
There is considerable demand for information on the effectiveness of various resistance exercises for improving physical performance, and on how exercise programs must match functional activities to produce the greatest performance gains (training specificity). Evidence supports exercise-type specificity; the greatest training effects occur when the same exercise type is used for both testing and training. Range-of-motion (ROM) specificity is supported; strength improvements are greatest at the… CONTINUE READING