Hold On To Your Weights

One of the most popular topics of conversation in the gym has to do with the mismanagement of time.

From the time spend performing a movement, to the amount of time we rest between sets, time is an integral part of all areas of program development.

Another important moment to monitor time is in the preparation of performance. Removing your free weights from the rack and returning your free weights to a resting position or back on the rack or holder, takes time.

That is precious time your muscles, nerves and joints can take advantage of for additional conditioning benefits not replicated during concentric and eccentric contractions.

Here's a video to aid in understanding how to practice increasing time under tension during your weightlifting sessions.

From Squatting to bench press, holding on to the weights post execution of the set will expedite lean mass increases which in reaction reduces fat mass, improve grip & forearm strength, neuromuscular efficiency and full core conditioning.

Regardless of your personal goals, there are chemical processes happening in the body with every move we make and everything they we ingest.

When seeking to weightlift long term, increasing the amount of time your muscles are under tension will also benefit your cardio respiratory system. It takes more work to control the load you're moving through various degrees of ROM.

This we can all agree on, weightlifting is a science. The human body is a living breathing mechanism that needs variations of nutrition and conditioning to maintain lean mass and improve functionality over time.