When it comes time to get ready to lift, having a couple of tricks in your arsenal is great. While I’ve been working to get my biceps to show more prominently, I’ve needed any help that I could get. Whenever it comes time to get my concentration curls in, stopping the movement at the top and flexing, has gotten me noticeable advancements. By flexing, once the bicep lifts have started, you rush blood into the bicep, forcing new growth. Yet another route that has been found, in our collective quest to get speedier muscle has come from vastly slowing down lifting. You would think that it would make the most sense to lift through your created set, as fast as safely possible.
If you’ve been weightlifting the same speed as everyone else, you probably aren’t noticing anything worth writing home about. What some have suggested is that slow training becomes a viable path to change up your training. I’ve also heard this type of training known as the one rep style. The main difference between slower rep movement and normal weightlifting is that you will hold the weight in place, as long as you possibly can. The kind of adjustments that need to be made are all in your brain, don’t fool yourself into thinking that slow weight training is going to be any easier than what you’re used to, it could likely be difficult, in the beginning. If you don’t want to have to wait around forever for actual gains, I recommend using what is seen in the video below, it really helped me out.
You won’t want to stay on a slow lifting rep schedule permanently, only seek to use it if you’ve burned through every other scenario available. Essentially, you would want to change up rep speed when you are stuck and can’t seem to heighten the strength you have. When you are only concentrating on flying through lifting weights, you don’t pay attention to form, making a slower speed great for nailing new additions to your routine. Whenever I am incorporating new techniques, taking a mental inventory and slowing down is best to keep your stress low, where it needs to be during such a critical time. It’s been said that only doing one slow rep, in the time that it would take to you to knock out ten reps at normal speed both have the same effect on new tissue advancement but I’m not convinced!