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The Bilateral Deficit—Plausible Explanations and Solvents

by John M. McNamara, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW, and Max Barnhart, CSCS
NSCA Coach November 2014
Vol 3, Issue 4

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By adhering to the basic principles of training, including progressive overload, periodization, and a safe lifting environment, the bilateral deficit can be improved by the amalgamation of unilateral force production, maximal effort, and repeated effort training.

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John M. McNamara, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

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John McNamara is an Associate Professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of A...

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