Time Under Tension (T.U.T) is the amount of time a muscle is held under tension. It is a set timing technique used to calculate the amount of work placed on a particular muscle. The main purpose is to increase muscle mass as well as strength and endurance.
Fitness is such an in depth topic, it’s easy to overlook adjustments that can boost the effectiveness of your workouts. But making small tweaks to your training can lead to big changes in your physique. Here are 5 simple adjustments to help you get the most out of your gym time.
Your routine is no different from the other guys in the gym, right? Every training session is all about the chest, arms and legs. Falling into this routine is all too common for serious lifters and bodybuilders but your back needs love too. The fact of the matter is, a strong back not only improves your appearance by helping you achieve that “V”shaped physique, it also greatly improves posture and helps with your other lifts – including the bench press!
Just like most of you, I love chest day! It was the first thing that got me hooked on weightlifting years ago. I can remember it like it was yesterday, a pyramid set in my high school gym. With my 115 pound frame and 200-pound ego, I was quickly put in my place. After experiencing that struggle and pain I knew weightlifting was always going to be part of my life.
If you’re looking to fill out your arms, you obviously can’t neglect your triceps - they make up about 2/3 of your upper arm. We get it – biceps are the showcase muscle. But in order to build perfectly sculpted arms, you have to give equal time to your triceps.
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