10 hours ago
CONTROL THE MOVEMENT -
I see far too many people, both ‘experienced’ and novice, simply throw and wrench 90+% of a movement for any given exercise throughout their training, without any intention / purpose towards the targeted muscle. -
1. Slow it Down;
If your sole intention is to get to strong, and in turn cause growth of muscle, control whatever it is you are doing. You are not a powerlifter and or strongman, where speed / timing is crucial and generated tension on an area is placed on the back-burner.
2. Exercise Loading;
It is seemingly easier to go hail Mary on an exercise, whereby the weight or load chosen is simply too great for the individual to control with respectable form. In most circumstances if someone were to cut loading of an exercise to a certain % (without removing said stimulus completely) and tighten their movements, you could guarantee a drop in reps and an increase in response. -
3. Record Movements 📹;
The easiest way to correct yourself throughout training is to simply set up your mobile and press the big red circle.
If you’re uncertain as to whether movement patterns are strict, watching yourself back through a 1/2 minute long video is the way to go. Just because you may still be feeling a stimulus of poorly performed exercises does not mean you’re rinsing the movement entirely. Crank down on form and in turn your return on capital will be improved tenfold.