The weight (load) on the bar should be determined by ascertaining what weight you can lift for 6 reps, gradually increasing the speed of the reps over time (usually a couple of weeks to allow for rest). Once the speed is approx 1 second up, 1 second down increase the number of reps performed to 12. Once you’re able to manage this in a smooth, fluid motion, increase the load so that you can only do 6 reps again. To avoid injury be careful not to try to move the heavier weight at the same speed as before straight away, take it easy and gauge it!
Get The Load Right To Increase Power!
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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!