Quick Strength Training Tip

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Sometimes, I think we are all tempted to rush through our strength training. Try slowing down to work your muscles even harder. Try up for 4 and down for 4, or even an 8 count. The slower count helps you to eliminate momentum so that your muscles have to do all the work on their own. You might try even a slightly higher weight at this pace. Give it a try and you will definitely feel the difference. Have you tried slower paced strength training? If so, leave a comment on what you think. 



Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Ellen Christian

    I have honestly never tried strength training. As I get older, it’s probably something I should look into.

    1. Jenn

      We lose muscle as we get older. It’s important to do some strength training to maintain muscle to support our skeleton and joints as we age.

  2. Kristyn

    this is a great tip i will have to start using, thank you!

  3. Jenna Wood

    I never thought to increase my weight and slow my reps, great tip!

  4. Teresha F

    I have heard this advice somewhere else and it makes sense. It’s so different from the quick, jerking movements you see the gym rats do.

  5. Lena

    I have been working hard on making my muscles work during the workouts – somehow they don’t just want to work itself – LOL

  6. ” The slower count helps you to eliminate momentum so that your muscles have to do all the work on their own.”

    That’s such a great point that I hadn’t considered.

  7. Sophie S

    I do very little strength training because I never feel like I am doing it right.

    1. Jenn

      Slow and steady is a great approach for you then. Give it a try or see a trainer, even once, for some tips.

  8. Jadey Sam

    I have never tried it before but I am considering it! I am 30 and my toddler is so active, having a hard time to keep up with him.

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