I've been experimenting with different tempos in my lifts. I've noticed that if I just try and lift the heaviest weight possible the negative is nearly non-existent, 1 or 2 seconds. Now, if I slow the tempo down the amount of weight I can push is significantly lower. An example: CG Bench: 205 for reps, not focusing on the negative just basically letting the bar come down, if I slow the negative to 4 seconds the weight I would use is more like 185. Are the muscles basically working just as hard in both lifts?? Which is more beneficial to maximize the amount of hypertrophy? What kind of tempo do you guys use??