Advertisement

What are the benefits of performing each rep slowly when weight lifting?

When weight training, super-slow reps increase the mind-muscle connection and can give your workout a boost. Reduce weights by 25% to 30% of your maximum. Raise and lower the weight on each rep to a slow count of four. Try to feel every muscle fiber stretch and contract as much as possible. When you notice a good burn and moderate fatigue, do the next 2 to 3 reps with a two-beat pause at the extreme end of the stretch. Finish with 10 to 15 reps at standard speed.

Continue Learning about Strength Training & Exercise

Tone Your Muscle to Preserve Your Mind
Tone Your Muscle to Preserve Your Mind
Lindsey Vonn, the Olympic skier, challenged a flock of celebs at the 2013 Met Gala, saying they were half her weight but skinny fat, pointing out they...
Read More
How does strength training relate to sports performance?
Phil Holbrook , NASM Elite TrainerPhil Holbrook , NASM Elite Trainer
Strength training relates to sports performance by incorporating and activating specific muscles in ...
More Answers
Easy At-Work Exercises for Nurses
Easy At-Work Exercises for NursesEasy At-Work Exercises for NursesEasy At-Work Exercises for NursesEasy At-Work Exercises for Nurses
No time for the gym? Tone trouble spots during your shift with these moves.
Start Slideshow
How Can I Perform Strength Training Exercises Safely?
How Can I Perform Strength Training Exercises Safely?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.