Is SuperSlow Inferior To Traditional Repetition Speeds?

A recent study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (1) claims SuperSlow is less effective for muscular hypertrophy than traditional reps.  Thirty four women were divided into four groups, a SuperSlow (SS) group, a traditional strength (TS) group, a traditional endurance (TE) group, and a non-exercising control (C) group. Each group performed […]

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Q&A: Loaded Stretching For Strength And Hypertrophy

Question: Can I gain strength and size faster by performing loaded stretches between exercises? Answer: Research on the effect of static stretching (without weight) between sets on muscular strength and hypertrophy shows mixed results. A study by Wayne Westcott that compared the results of seventy two novice trainees doing high intensity training with and without a twenty second static stretch for […]

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