Clusters: leave or keep subject the weight between repetitions
As you know, the training cluster (clusters) is to introduce pauses or breaks between repetitions rather than between sets. Thus, recovery between each repetition reduces the onset of fatigue and allows for maintenance of neuromuscular performance by not falling power values so prematurely.
Therefore, the methodology is aimed to prevent metabolic fatigue to preserve neuromuscular performance. Thus, it is a profit-oriented strength and power training that the specific increase in muscle mass; However, yes, indirectly, the cumulative volume can increase hypertrophy.
To leave or maintain weight between clusters?
In the hypothetical case that the resistance (dumbbells, barbells, pulleys or machines) is kept clamped in the pauses between clusters, it could be made at two points contraction cycle: the position of maximum concentric or position of maximum elongation contraction.
In response to this, and given that the average off clusters is recommended for 10 seconds, can be set if the weight is maintained in these positions, the following would happen.
Position of the maximum concentric contraction
In the image it represents the hypothetical case of maintenance of strength in the position of maximum contraction movement during the rest of the clusters of repetitions of the Clusters method. Exercises: bench press and squats.
It could also be seen in exercises like leg press or military press, among others. In these cases, perform an isometric contraction prior to a dynamic, and having made a conglomeration of repetitions, affect the immediate aftermath ability to produce force per unit of time. That is, the value of the subsequent explosive force would be less than if it had not previously made the isometric contraction.
Therefore, although the increased time under tension; so he would fatigue and not the fundamental principle of respect Clusters: maintaining power and neuromuscular performance.
Position of maximum muscle elongation
In the image it represents the hypothetical case of maintenance of strength in the position of maximum elongation of movement during the break of clusters of repetitions of Clusters method.
All kinds of pulldowns, rows, bicep curls, and pull-ups, in general, could also be seen in other years, although they could also be seen in exercises on pulleys or machines.
In these cases, the positions held in the muscles and connective tissues passively reach the longest possible be achieved. If this position is maintained after making a conglomeration of repetitions, muscle reflexes would detect the tension in the muscle and allow this one snooze, which could have an adverse effect on the speed of muscle contraction back.
As before, neither the fundamental principle of respect Clusters: maintaining power and neuromuscular performance. In conclusion, among clusters of repetitions, it has to avoid holding the strength to get maximum results of this training method