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Time Under Tension: the Stimulus for All Muscle Growth

Time Under Tension: the Stimulus for All Muscle Growth

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One resistance training variable that bodybuilders don’t change enough is rep speed and cadence. By slowing down the speed of your reps, you increase the time a muscle is under tension. This is the basis for a form of training called “super-slow” training. Find out more about time under tension, rep speeds, slow training and how they impact muscle gains.

5 Hydration Mistakes That Make a Workout Harder

5 Hydration Mistakes That Make a Workout Harder

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With so much emphasis on protein and good nutrition, it’s easy to forget about the necessity and value of staying hydrated. Short-term, hydration is even more important than nutrition for exercise performance. If you’re dehydrated, you won’t be able to put forth your best effort. Plus, you can suffer more severe consequences if your fluid or electrolyte levels drop too low. Here are five hydration mistakes you don’t want to make.