How much Time under Tension does a muscle need to grow ?
assume that it's 60sec. Then you should use a weight that you can lift 15 times with a 2/2 cadence.
But why not use your 1RM cadence 2/2 so 4 sec of TUT and do 15x1RM ?!
I know it's will tax your CNS but you'll get a high tension and the hypothetique optimal TUT 60 secondes. But is a fractional TUT 15x4sec with rest every 4 sec egal to a TUT of 60 sec without rest ?!
I don't think so !! So here is the question what's the optimal TUT for hypertrophy ?!!! Because if you use a High Tension like 1RM or 3RM the TUT'll be too low to cause hypertrophy (it's a fact). But with a 50RM tension will be too low !!
what's the happy medium between TUT and Tension/Load ?!!
Poliquin said it's 40 to 70sec ! Jones said it's 1x10 with a 2/2-3 cadence . Bryan Haycock think that set(s) of 5 with a cadence of 1-2/2 is the best. What do you think. what about your expericences ?
Thank you guys !
My experience : sets of 10 with a 2/2-3 cadence seems to work well. But now I use sometimes sets of 20 with a 1-2/2 cadences a it seems to work wonderful l !!!
Last edited by Gavan; 03-11-2002 at 07:17 AM.
There is no vaild scientific evidence that shows us what the optimal TUT is.
From my experience I find that it a higher volume of sets (4-5+) with little if any concentric failure using 6-8 reps works well.
Just play around with the TUT using that guideline.
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