Build Serious Mass By Increasing Your Time Under Tension

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Time under tension (or TUT for short) is a commonly used term in the strength and conditioning and bodybuilding fields. In short, TUT refers to how long the muscle is under strain during a set. A typical set of 10 repetitions for an average lifter will take anywhere from 15-25 seconds depending on lifting speed. Duration of stimulus and tension are key factors in determining muscle growth. By putting the muscle under longer bouts of strain, you can cause extensive muscle breakdown leading to sleeve-busting muscles.


Time your sets so they last between 30 and 40 seconds for optimum muscle growth. This length of time ensures the muscles are receiving enough of a stimulus to spur changes in muscle size. Total length of time is important, but how you get there is also crucial.

1. Beware the lockout.
Avoid spending long amounts of…

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