Accomodating resistance exercise machines
Regular aerobic exercise, such as running or using a stationary bike, makes your muscles use oxygen more efficiently and strengthens your heart and lungs.
When you strength train with weights, you're using your muscles to work against the extra pounds (this concept is called resistance).
More athletes need to get on board with this method of training, particularly where strength and power are of concern.
Variable Resistance Training (VRT), sometimes called accommodating resistance, is a type of training that I’ve been interested in for a while now, and which has been a part of the powerlifting community for even longer.
VRT is what you’re seeing when a lifter adds elastic bands or chains to the bar before a lift.
The researchers in this study proposed that power development might be a more critical part of lifting success than peak power alone.
In the end, the researchers decided that VRT was an important part of resistance training.