Time Under Tension The Facts

Changing your exercise routine is an important aspect of training and you should be doing this regularly. Performing a week of Time Under Tension or TUT training could help you develop an improved physique and smash your plateau. Did you know that TUT training can help increase strength, conditioning and power. You won't count reps but instead the focus is all on how long you keep the muscles under tension, hence the name ;).

TUT training means each working set could last between 50 and 70 seconds and your muscles will be screaming out to you. What ever you do however, do not GIVE IN to the pain, keep those muscles working as this is where you will see the results, (the final 10 seconds usually burns the most). If you are trying this out for the first time you will notice a burning sensation within the muscles during and after your session. This is normal so do not worry about this.

This style of training means you have to really concentrate on the weight you are lifting and slow the tempo down. Try counting to 4 seconds on your eccentric (lowering) phase of each rep. Why not give this a go and break up your training performing this for a 7 day period. Don't forget to consume your BCAAs and Protein for extra recovery ;)

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Job Role Nutritional and Fitness Advisor Qualifications Premier International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy Scott has always been active growing up being involved in different sport teams and individual sports such as boxing and Jiu Jitsu. It wasn't until Scott dislocated his left knee during a Jiu Jitsu Competition when he developed a new passion which was going to the gym. Scott studied an International Diploma in Personal Training, Nutrition and Sports Massage Therapy which he has used for over 8 years in the Fitness Industry. Scott has been successful in his field in the UK and in other countries of the world. He has helped many people achieve their goals in Fat Loss, Weight gain, Hypertrophy and other areas of Health and Fitness. Scott is very passionate and is a big motivator who is going to provide you with expert advice and looks forward to helping you with your goals. There is more to see of Scott as he will be competing in Fitness Modelling competitions this year and next so keep a look out for him.
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