Time Under Tension

-Time Under Tension and Muscle Growth⁣⁣

▪️There’s a lot of misconception among Time Under Tension (TUT) and its relationship with muscle growth. ⁣⁣

▪️I’ve noticed many articles say that slowing reps down and increasing the duration of the muscular contraction can create greater hypertrophy. And while there’s some truth to this statement, there’s still more to it.

▪️Why ? Because time under tension (TUT) matters, but mostly for the volume that counts as effective for hypertrophy.

▪️TUT can help maximize two specific components of training that are related to muscle growth with the first being volume. Studies show that training volume has been shown to have a dose-response relationship with muscle growth, so increasing training volume should increase gains.

▪️The second component is tension. When a muscle contracts to lift a weight, the muscle fibers experience mechanical tension while they shorten to move the joint. Mechanical tension is probably the main determinant of muscle hypertrophy, so the more tension you can create, the more gains you’ll get.

Resource: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3861774/#sec1-1title


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