What About TIMING:
As you read through the description of different training levels one through four, I’m sure you noticed the reference to timing, e.g. 5 – 2 – 5, as an example. So, let’s discuss!
Let’s first acknowledge that if you’re going to move slowly, it will help to have a specific time target to aim for. That’s what I am providing for you!
Let’s also acknowledge that you can change the amount of resistance and difficulty of an exercise by changing the time spent at or near where the muscles meet the greatest OR the least resistance.
With me so far?
For each level one to four, I am specifying a specific timing for all exercises as a starting point. As you gain experience and get stronger, you can change and alter this (all the while, increasing time under load!) but the timing guidance I’ve provided is a good starting point.
For example, for Level ONE:
· Each repetition should take approximately 5 seconds in each direction.
· You will pause at the easier range of motion for 2 seconds.
For Level TWO:
· Each repetition should still take approximately 5 seconds in each direction.
· But, you will now pause at the more difficult range of motion for 2 seconds.
And so on and so forth, all of the way to Level FOUR.