This answer (regarding if partial reps are actually effective when the muscle just can't use full range of motion) suggests to use partial reps to target the weaker muscles and "catch them up". The answer explained that I need to identify the weakest point of the rep and do partials reps. This question aims to break down how I do that exactly.
Personally, after a set of bicep curls, I can't do a full set using the whole range of motion. Instead, I end up only going about half way (arm makes about an 80 degree bend). When fixing this with partial reps what should my starting and ending points be? The following are some options I can think:
- Start with a fully extended arm and try to lift a little bit beyond my breaking point (~100 degrees)
- Start with a slightly bent arm (~45 degrees?) and lift a little bit beyond my breaking point.
Start with a slightly bent arm and finish the curl to the top
Start at breaking point and finish curl to the top
Something completely different.
Which option sounds best?