Contractions: How Do you properly lift weights?
One of the biggest reasons two people can follow the same-exact routine and get completely different results is because of something called “contraction control.”
So below I have 2 easy-to-follow contraction tricks that you can start using the next time you exercise.
Both of these simple strategies can increase your upper body strength by up to 32%, improve your flexibility by 7%, and your explosiveness by 2.5% — all in just a few short
Ok, here are the two MiS contraction tricks I promised.
Research shows that world class athletes who use this type of approach with their exercise contractions have access to 30-50% of their total muscular contractile capacity, while “average” people only use about 15%.
That’s a huge difference.
That means, on average, a high level athlete can contract their muscles twice as much, which means they can burn twice the amount of fat and calories.
So here are 2 easy-to-follow methods you can use to start experiencing some of the same exact benefits:
#1: Pushing contractions:
Every time you use an exercise where you “push” (push ups, dumbbell presses, shoulder presses, leg presses, bodyweight squats, triceps pushdowns, etc.), hold the exercise you’re performing at top and bottom of the movement for 3 seconds while you focus on “squeezing” the individual muscle group you’re working.
#2: Pulling contractions:
Every time you use an exercise where you “pull” (pullups, dumbbell rows, leg curls, bicep curls, any type of shrug, etc.), hold the exercise you’re performing at the TOP of the movement for 3 seconds while you focus on “squeezing” the muscle group
Sounds simple, but you’ll be shocked at how much more you “feel” each muscle when you apply this technique.
NOTE: It’s best to start out by using both of these methods for your first couple of warm-up sets.
This will “prime” your muscles to contract more during the rest of your workout, which equals faster and better results.
Remember, you want maximum muscle control, so you may have to pick a weight that’s lighter than normal if you can’t maintain perfect form.
Also make sure that you keep the tempo of lifting and lowering each repetition slow and steady so you don’t risk injury.
By doing this you will develop a stronger signal between your brain and your body, which means better and faster results without changing your current routine.
This approach is all part of the new MiS technology, which will show you exactly how to get 2-3 TIMES the amount of control over your contractions you are currently getting.
Just “add” these 2-3 minute Metabolic Ignition Sequences to what you’re currently doing and science shows you can instantly get 21% FASTER fat-loss.
These brand new Metabolic Ignition Sequences require ZERO equipment and you’ll have beginner, intermediate and advanced routines that take ONLY 2-3 minutes to complete.
I’ll be back tomorrow to give you another MiS technique, called R.O.M., that you can use to double the amount of muscle you stimulate on every exercise.
Have a great day!
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