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    THOUGHT ON TIME UNDER TENTION


    Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on TUT, Time Under Tension. I do believe it works however I like lifting at higher volume so I may be a little biased. the theory is you lift until the 40-70 seconds range. Another aspect not mentioned in the video is that the lifts should be completed 4 second descend then 2 second ascend. Basically by the 6th rep is when your body starts producing gh and other hormones naturally. I suggested it to be used even while on gear. but at the end of this video he says it is unnecessary for people on gear because they're already getting those hormones synthetically.
    TUT has been in studies that show it is effective however no absolute proof that it works better than any other type of workout.

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    Up until a while ago, I thought TUT was a not a major factor overall.

    But I have read quite a few articles the last few months which point to some real benefits regarding increased TUT.
    (which included increased hormone production and hypertrophy)
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    Although the hormonal aspect (increased test/GH/IGF) is far too overplayed, TUT (specifically the eccentric) is important for hypertrophy. It's not great for strength since the stretch-reflex is limited, but that's not the purpose of lifting at that tempo.
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    have you ever looked to Mike Mentzers high intensity training?
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    No i havn't but now that you mention it i think I will.
    Quote Originally Posted by carpee View Post
    have you ever looked to Mike Mentzers high intensity training?
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    That is my exact though about how it is overplayed. i think it just comes down to it gives you a little more of an edge to get bigger and unless you're in a aport other than bodybuilding it seems to be your goal.
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    Although the hormonal aspect (increased test/GH/IGF) is far too overplayed, TUT (specifically the eccentric) is important for hypertrophy. It's not great for strength since the stretch-reflex is limited, but that's not the purpose of lifting at that tempo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LITERaCOLA View Post
    That is my exact though about how it is overplayed. i think it just comes down to it gives you a little more of an edge to get bigger and unless you're in a aport other than bodybuilding it seems to be your goal.
    All lifting will increase anabolic hormones, though. To what extent, if any, these acute bursts help is up for debate.
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    I use TUT so that workouts can be more precise and overload can be achieved objectively. I think for any lifter, a few sets where you're being very conscious of TUT is great for developing the mind-muscle connection.
    Go hard. Go heavy. Never stop.
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