Franco Columbu Deadlift

Training Methods Series: Part 9

Post-Exhaustion

Post-Exhaustion is based on the same principle as Pre-Exhaustion, it just approaches the problem from a different angle. The problem of incomplete stress on larger muscle groups still exists. Post-Exhaustion addresses the problem by fatiguing the muscle group through a multiple joint movement and then completes the process of fatiguing the larger muscle group by removing the limiting factor, the smaller muscle group.

To perform a Post-Exhaustion Set, complete a multiple-joint exercise followed immediately by as single-joint exercise, with no rest between exercises.

Examples
1-3 sets:
Each exercise to failure. No rest between exercises.
8-12 Machine Dip
8-12 Pec Deck
(rest 1:30 between sets)

1-3 sets:
Each exercise to failure. No rest between exercises.
8-12 Supinated Pulldown
8-12 Machine Pullover
(rest 1:30 between sets)

1-3 sets:
Each exercise to failure. No rest between exercises.
10-15 Back Squat
10-15 Leg Extension
(rest 1:30 between sets)

Post-Exhaustion is an effective method of completely taxing large muscle groups.

August Schmidt

-Bachelor of Science, Auburn University 1997
-Master of Education, Northern Arizona University 2005

-USA Weightlifting Club Coach 2001
-CrossFit Level 1 Instructor 2009

-USA Weightlifting National Coach 2012
-EVCF Regional Team Coach 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018
-EVCF CrossFit Games Team Coach 2014
-Coach CrossFit Games Masters Athlete (Bruce Briggs) 2018
-Masters National Record Holder: Snatch 130kg & Total 287kg (105kg 40-44)

-5 x American Masters Weightlifting Champion
-5 x American Masters – Best Lifter (2 x 35-39yrs, 3 x 40-44yrs)
-3 x Masters Nationals Weightlifting Runner-up
-President of Arizona Weightlifting Federation – LWC 48, 2016-current

 

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