What Is The Correct Exercise Speed?

Here’s one for you Vince. There is total confliction with regard to the speed at which one should perform exercise.

One theory states that the more work done in a short space of time the faster the gains will be.

On the other hand, other experts concur that each repetition should be done slowly and take at least six seconds (2 seconds up: 4 seconds down).

Which is the correct way?

The short answer to the question is that there is no single correct way.

Thirty five years ago George Eiferman (Mr. America 1948) built the biggest, and most massive body of his era, and to my knowledge was just about the only top physique personality who really "put out" while performing the negative part of his reps. He looked like he was in slow motion!

Well, slow reps certainly worked well for George then as they do now for men like Mike Mentzer.

But then equally massive men like Danny Padilla "race the pump" and they find that this works just as well.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat and there’s more than one way to build muscle.

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