There are a number of ways that muscle can be created when you strength train. By understanding these basic concepts and implementing the following techniques, you’ll fine-tune your training and see results faster.


Tempo simply refers to the pace at which you move through a rep, and it can have a surprising impact on the effectiveness of strength training. Many lifters rush through sets without properly focusing on the muscle groups they’re working. But when they’re trying to gain or sculpt muscle, an experienced bodybuilder will slow down each rep and include a one one thousand count for each time they lower the weight, and an additional one one thousand count as they raise the weight back up. This helps increase ...

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