Diet And Fitness, Fitness, Fitness And Shape Fitness Classes fitness tips Could Slowing Down Your Pace Actually Speed Up Your Workout Goals?
The fast growth of CrossFit coupled with the rise of high intensity interval training helped to popularize the acronym AMRAP—as many reps as possible. It's self-explanatory: The idea is to get in as many of one exercise in a given time. And while that idea has trickled in to the general fitness culture, more and more trainers are urging clients to actually slow down instead.

Could Slowing Down Your Pace Actually Speed Up Your Workout Goals?

"AMRAP-style training is good because it combines strength and resistance training with metabolic conditioning," explains Equinox Tier 4 trainer Justin Jacobs, "but you you won't be able to move near your max loads quickly or for multiple repetitions." On the flip side, you can load up on resistance when you're doing slower movements, and you can focus more on correct form and technique, he says.
Could Slowing Down Your Pace Actually Speed Up Your Workout Goals?
"Slow movement works because it's easier to be specific with placement of weight and positioning," adds Javier Perez, an instructor at modelFIT in New York City. Toning exercise should be focused if you want to reach specific muscles that may be neglected during other workouts, like running or cycling, explains Perez. 
Think about it like this, says Perez. "If I'm trying to attack the right glute on all fours, I can totally kick my leg back 40 times and feel a burn. The burn will not just be concentrated on that glute though—it will be more generally spread out around the leg. But if I took that straight leg back and lifted, not kicked, by only using my glute, you'll feel more of a concentrated burn after 15 or 20 reps."
Try it out with an eccentric push-up. From a regular push-up position, lower yourself down slowly as you count to four, then press back up quickly. The slow descent works your arms, back, and chest, and it's way harder than a regularly paced push-up, right?
Taking it slow can also help you form the mind-body connection that could actually help you to work the correct muscles. Just how important is that mind-body link? When scientists immobilized the hand and wrist of a group of participants for four weeks and asked them to imagine working out their wrist and hand five times a week, they were twice as strong as participants who had not done the mental exercises, found research published in the Journal of Neurophysiology
When you're thinking about the muscles you're working, you're sculpting your muscles more specifically as opposed to generally, which will help you target problem areas and achieve the body you want. So although it's not possible to spot reduce certain areas, you can tone them. "That focus gives you more control over your results," says Perez.
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