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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. 

 

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  1. I have gotten off the couch and moving more, but I need to get some weights in my routine.

  2. Jadey Sam says:

    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.

  3. Sophie S says:

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

  4. ” 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.

  5. Lena says:

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

  6. Teresha F says:

    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.

  7. Jenna Wood says:

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

  8. Kristyn says:

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

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

    • Jenn says:

      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.

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