Isometric (overcoming) Training
I have always been under the impression that Isometric exercises result in an increase in strength whilst giving little increase in mass. However personally I gave them little interest as compared to a free weights preogramme it is very difficult to measure your progress.
That being said, if this is the case then Isometric exercises would be key for combat sports, allowing fighters to reach the maximal strength for thier weight.
Even so, Prior to my time training in China I hadnt really seen Isometric exercises forming a major part of any MA training I have seen or been involved in.
Anyone here invested much time in Isometric training, if so what kind of results did you get?