Slow down your workout to get maximum results
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If your strength training routine needs a jump start, try eccentric training. These super slow exercises will result in super fast results. The eccentric phase of an exercise is the lengthening or the lowering part of the exercise and studies have shown that when you make that phase longer, each muscle fibre works so harder so you get that more faster plus you have more time to pay attention to using good form. Here is how you would try a bicep curl using slow motion training. Just start the curl at the normal speed all the way up and then when you lower back down, go extra slow, counting back, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Let's do it again, pull it all the way up, normal speed and then slowly lower or lengthen on the eccentric phase of the movement, and check back tomorrow for more 60-Second Solutions.
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