Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wanna Go Superslow?

By now, you must already be aware of the significance of strength training in your regular fitness program. In performing it properly, you're assured of reaping the benefits as reflected in your total health and well-being. Basically categorized as an anaerobic activity (intended to stimulate anaerobic metabolism), there are specific methods of strength training that have become popular recently. And one of them is superslow strength training.

What is superslow strength training:
From its title alone, the superslow method is done by prolonging the time it takes to lift and lower a particular weight. Simply put, these are repeating moves in slow motion. Lifting takes up a full 10 seconds, whereas lowering takes 4.5 seconds.

What's in it for you:
Though superslow strength training isn't considered better than other methods, it could be beneficial for you if you're the type who prefers varying your routines. On the upside, doing superslow strength training every once in a while works to keep your routine from lulling. Also, it could provide the kind of challenge your muscles need, albeit in a diversified way. If you want to try it out, you can do so without having to adopt a new exercise routine.

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