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A 29-year-old male asked:

Are there compounding benefits from strength training targeting opposing muscle groups? why is that? thanks.

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Dr. Kristin Gustafson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
Preventing fatigue: And overwork of a group of muscles is the key point. The idea is that you allow the muscle group time to recuperate while you focus on thier opposite number. It is not so much compounding effects as it is time management that allows for relative rest while continuing you workout program. True isolation is difficult but the theory is sound.

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