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Ryan Faehnle
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It's hard to assign ratios for strength deficit testing when using isometrics because isometric strength is joint-angle specific. It's also fairly difficult to measure how much tension you are creating in an isometric contraction outside of an exercise science lab because you would need a force plate, a dynamometer, or a strain-gauge transducer to do it properly. I wouldn't worry much about it unless you are doing it for research purposes, in which case, get in the lab and make sure you have the proper tools!