Some thoughts and discussions from me.

Pumped Up Polar Pyramid Workout

Pumped Up Polar Pyramid Workout

    You know those days where you just want to get in and out of the gym (or workout area of choice) with a quick and dirty workout? One that leaves you dripping with sweat, but not strapped for time (and bonus – a smile on your face?) Well, file this workout under “strapped […]

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Training Variables: Manipulating Tempo to Get Stronger

Training Variables: Manipulating Tempo to Get Stronger

But let me explain a little further about what I mean by this:

So, let’s say we have a tempo of 4210. Let’s break that down.

4 = the eccentric contraction, or the lengthening of the muscle

2 = isometric contraction at the middle (bottom or top, depending on the movement)

1 = concentric contraction, or the shortening of the muscle

0 = isometric contraction at the top

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