For the eccentric portion

Intramuscular tension is increased when you lower the weight with less speed. In fact, it has been shown that the best bench pressers in the world lower the bar to the chest at a slower pace than lesser benchers. This obviously means that ensuring proper tension during the eccentric portion of a lift (down slow) and lifting it as fast as possible (fast up) will lead to better gains. Obviously there is a limit to this, if you lower the bar too slow your muscles will tire faster and you will lose some force potential on the subsequent concentric portion. As a rule of the thumb, lowering the load in 3-5 seconds is best in most cases. Even in Olympic lifting exercises this is effective. Old time lifters, who did not have bumper plates had much better physiques than today's lifters, mostly because

they had to lower the bar under control. Alexeyev himself was known for always controlling the load on the way down, even once bumper plates became available.

Intramuscular tension is increased if the resistance is greater and acceleration is preserved.

Intramuscular tension is increased if the acceleration is lower and the resistance preserved.

Intramuscular tension is increased if acceleration is decreased and the load is increased

The Basics Of Body Building

The Basics Of Body Building

Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight training, increased calorie intake, and resting your body as it repairs and heals itself, before restarting your workout routine.

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