If you participate in any strength training program, one of the first things you notice is the count for each rep. Instead of going through the motions absent-mindedly, use the following advice from our expert guest blogger who suggests we slow down!
Slow Down to Build Up
I recommend switching to a shorter routine where you do each exercise slowly – for example push ups can be done taking 8-10 seconds to bring yourself down towards the floor and the same to get back up. You’ll find that you cannot do as many this way, however, you’ll build stronger muscles and when you do several exercises this way, you’ll also be gaining aerobic benefit. Start with push-ups, squats, and crunches and see how it goes!
How do you maximize your strength training program?