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Firstly, let me explain what does rep tempo specifically means. It says how quickly you lift the weight (concentric or positive part of the rep) and how quickly you lower down the weights(eccentric or negative part of the rep)." data-share-imageurl="">

While we lift weights in the gym we often come across of the thought that what should be the ideal speed or tempo at which we should perform our sets.

strength training, resistance training, weight lifting, weight training

Firstly, let me explain what does rep tempo specifically means. It says how quickly you lift the weight (concentric or positive part of the rep) and how quickly you lower down the weights(eccentric or negative part of the rep). 
It really matters when it comes to the growth and development of the muscle fibers, the slower and steadier you go the more tension and breakdown it creates in the muscles and hence the cumulative effect of it over time helps with growth. So if you are into aesthetics and want your muscles to pop out you should ideally perform your repetitions in a controlled tempo coupled with progressive overload. On the other hand if you are into weightlifting, power-lifting or other strength based sports you should be performing the reps faster as it allows an individual to generate more power. Power is the product of load and displacement.

Power = Load x Displacement. --- (1)

Displacement= Velocity*Time --- (2)

Here time refers to the rep execution time.

If the execution time is less, displacement will be more and hence putting it in the above equation (1), power generated will be more.
This is why you often see weightlifters lifting explosively with an immense strength, but you won’t find the definition as such of body builders or other physique athletes.

By: Adil 

http://getsetgo.fitness/public/coachprofile/Adil

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Firstly, let me explain what does rep tempo specifically means. It says how quickly you lift the weight (concentric or positive part of the rep) and how quickly you lower down the weights(eccentric or negative part of the rep)." data-share-imageurl="">