SLOW DOWN your weight training!
Completing your strength training exercises at a slow, controlled pace makes sure the goal muscle is working to the max. Here’s how to know:
Lift the weight for a 2-3 second count, pause, and then lower the weight for a 3-4 second count, pause. Performing your strength exercise at a slower pace means your muscles are under tension for a longer time. You’ll also break momentum, prevent sloppy form and increase the work all of your stabilizing muscles do, not just the muscle targeted in the exercise.