Why Weak-Point Training Doesn’t Work

Note: This article discusses weak point training in terms of strength training as applicable to Powerlifting & Olympic Weightlifting, not Bodybuilding. Weak point training regarding bodybuilding will be discussed in an upcoming article.

Most coaches spew Weak-Point training as the master solution to end all of your training related miseries.

Weak off the chest in Bench Press – Spoto Press.

Hard time locking out the deadlift – Rack-Pulls.

Lack of power in the Squats – Box Squats.

But is it working perfectly for you? If Yes, you can quit reading here and enjoy your gains. But if your answer is No, then read on.

Specificity vs Adaptation

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From the desk of Coach Glenn Pendlay

Everyone knows how to make the body adapt.  Simply do an exercise that you have not done before.  Or do several sets in a rep range that is outside the norm.  You will get sore, but over the next few days the soreness will go away, and when you repeat the exercise again and again, you will have less soreness each time.  Eventually, you will have none.  The body has adapted.