Research Unpacked: Danny Lum – Isometrics v Traditional Resistance: Comparative Analysis

Episode 129: In this Research Unpacked Episode Dr Dylan Carmody chats to Danny Lum. Danny Lum serves as the Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Singapore Sport Institute, where he plays a pivotal role in training athletes from various sports disciplines such as bowling, track and field, canoeing, diving, kayaking, judo, and track cycling. With a focus on pushing the boundaries of isometric strength training, Danny is actively engaged in pioneering research in this field. Notably, he recently achieved a significant milestone by obtaining his PhD, which delved into exploring the impacts of isometric strength training on sports performance. In addition to his doctoral studies, Danny is actively involved in investigating the application of variable resistance exercises for the induction of post-activation potentiation, contributing further to the realm of Sports Science and S&C.

Topics Discussed

  • Fatigue effects of Isometrics v traditional resistance
  • Repetition Duration Reserve: Timing Considerations for Isometric Training
  • Isometrics – Position specific or not?
  • Impulse and Recovery: Exploring Isometric Training Benefits

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.