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.

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