As I’m currently in a hypertrophy/building muscle phase and incorporating some traditional bodybuilding exercises, I like to focus on time under tension (TUT) which refers to how long you put your muscle under strain during a set, which then creates more tension. This is very effective for muscle growth. The eccentric/lowering portion of the lift is where the muscle damage/breakdown occurs. The key is to keep good form and a steady tempo using a challenging enough weight for the required rep range of your set. In the video I’m working within a traditional a 8-10 rep range on the dumbbell low incline chest press and the cable chest fly. I’m lowering the weight on 3 second count and lifting on a 1 second count. Very effective method that works wonders for muscle growth as well as gaining strength. If you want a change of pace this is definitely worth trying.

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