Fun fact Friday – eccentric gains

You can increase your strength faster by spending more time on the eccentric part of lifting weights – the part of the lift where your muscles lengthen instead of shorten (such as bringing the barbell up in a bicep curl, or lowering yourself into the bottom of a squat).

Next time you’re squatting, deadlifting or pressing think about how you could better use your sets and reps. You could rush through and miss out all the eccentric loading (descend fast on the squat, drop the deadlift at the top, not lowering the bar on pressing) or you could suck it up and get some GAINS. I know what I’d do 😉

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Fun fact Friday – eccentric gains

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