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Is Joint-Friendly actually Joint-Unfriendly?



This is a super intriguing thought process I spun down last week.


Many practitioners in this world talk about “joint-friendly” training exercises - myself included!!


But yet we also swear by the SAID principle, which states the body will adapt to the demands placed upon it.


In general, “joint-friendly” exercises are low impact, low stress exercises. They are joint friendly in the sense that they stress the joint less than other exercises.


However, let’s remember, stress is good!!


We need to promote physical stress in order to tap into adaptations.


Therefore, by completing “joint-friendly” exercises, are we actually doing more harm than good by limiting the stress being placed on the joint?


This thought process would render your “joint-friendly'' exercise to actually be quite “joint-unfriendly” because you are failing to stress the joint and surrounding musculature to the point of promoting adaptation.


Think about it another way… Coach A let’s you get away with doing half the reps and half the weight you are supposed to do. Coach B holds you accountable and inspires you to complete the allotted volume and weight.


Coach A is the “joint-friendly” exercise. They are limiting the stress you are doing to your body... which can be good, but also can be detrimental.

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Obviously, this is an extreme point of view and I am purposely poking the bear, trying to make you think a little deeper about what we’re doing here.


True “joint friendly” exercises absolutely play a role in training, depending on the population and the specific context of the athlete.


And further, “joint friendly” is not the same thing as “no stress.” It simply means less stress as compared to other mechanisms - which can be very useful under many circumstances.


But the point is… We want to place adequate levels of stress on our body in order to promote adaptations. If your “joint-friendly” exercise is taking too much of this stress away, we aren't helping our bodies as much as we could be.

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Remember: Stress. Is. Good.


Let’s go low.


Carter Schmitz, CSCS, TPI

carter@resistancebandtraining.com









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