I recently came across a photo of Mohamed Ehab (155kg Snatch) doing some low tech Isometric Leg Extension Holds.
So I asked him about some details about this exercise. He does:
- 3 sets
- 20 second static hold
- with 90kg
He uses it for
the prevention of injuries, especially the knee joint.
Very difficult, but very useful.
Have you used this exercise? Maybe some coaches/ PTs can chime in and explain potential benefits.
Photo Credit: Mohamed Ehab on Facebook
Then I remembered seeing this exercise in a couple of the Chinese training videos.
Check the video below at 1:17 for example (thanks for finding it Sam!). This is Liu Chunhong, 2x Olympic Champion and World Record holder @ 69kg (Thanks Finsnatcher).