The Rubber Band Effect
Written by Gaje McDaniel
When Olympic lifting, we constantly test a variety of positions to further develop our lifts. This can be in the form of pulling from different positions, adding a tempo, or technique practice.
I was once told that when allowing our muscle to undergo tension, it allows for a “rubber band effect”. It’s like pulling a rubber band back to its full potential and shooting it as far as we can let it go. Our muscles, used in their full potential, can have similar forces.