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The Power of Eccentric Movement



Eccentric training involves focusing on the lowering phase of an exercise, where the muscle lengthens under tension. This deliberate and controlled movement offers a range of benefits that can significantly enhance your workout routine and overall health.


Building Strength and Muscle


Slow eccentric movements place greater stress on the muscle fibers, leading to increased muscle damage and subsequent repair and growth. By slowing down the lowering phase of an exercise, you are effectively increasing the time under tension for your muscles. This prolonged tension stimulates muscle hypertrophy, helping you build strength and muscle mass more effectively than traditional training methods.


Enhancing Control and Stability


Engaging in slow eccentric movements requires concentration and control, as you focus on resisting the force of gravity during the lowering phase. This heightened awareness of movement not only improves your mind-muscle connection but also enhances your overall control and stability. By mastering slow eccentric movements, you can improve your coordination and reduce the risk of injury during workouts and daily activities.


Preventing Plateaus and Overuse Injuries


Variety is key to continuous progress in fitness. Incorporating slow eccentric movements into your training regimen can help break through plateaus by challenging your muscles in new ways. Additionally, the controlled nature of eccentric training can reduce the risk of overuse injuries by promoting balanced muscle development and addressing strength imbalances.


Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a beginner looking to elevate your training, embracing the power of slow eccentric movements can help you achieve your fitness goals more effectively and efficiently.


Check out the slow eccentric shoulder press in this weeks TOTW "I Can Transform Ya". It is the perfect combination of fun and effective. Find a class near you or check out our on demand classes at www.surge-fit.com/find-a-class.


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