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VRT is a relatively new aspect of training, and as such has not been well studied.

The basis of its effects and effectiveness are largely anecdotal.

In a recent study in the The proposed reasons to use VRT are numerous.

“We want this to affect your central nervous system.

We want your central nervous system to optimally fire through all range of the motion,” says Sweatt, who is accompanied by elite powerlifter Laura Phelps-Sweatt.

“We want (athletes) to accelerate all the way through the range of motion,” Sweatt says.

5min 45sec Additional reading: Cross Fit Strength Training by Louie Simmons, published Feb. Join Shane Sweatt and Laura Phelps-Sweatt of Westside Barbell as they demonstrate bench-press set-up and technique.

It’s impossible not to have bar deceleration if you don’t have “accommodating resistance,” says Shane Sweatt of Westside Barbell.

“If you have bar deceleration, you’re teaching yourself to slow down. As you move a barbell, it’s natural to reduce your effort as you get to positions of mechanical advantage; e.g., the top of a bench-press rep.