This review provides some degree of evidence about the positive effects of using full ROM in resistance training. However, it also shows that these differences are more related to functional rather than to structural adaptations.
These findings can be explained by the fact that exploring a greater ROM during training may lead to better performance in a wider section of the force-length relationship, thus impacting a wider range of everyday or sporting activities that may not necessarily be restricted to a certain ROM.
However, the results can also be seen in a different perspective. In populations that cannot perform training with full ROM, this does not necessarily mean that they will not benefit from training. This may be good news for many patients who cannot achieve a full ROM or those currently restricted due to postsurgical requirements.