Back to your original question, if you have one person that increases the weight, and one person that never increases the weight and only increases time under tension, the person who increased the weight is definitely gonna gorw more. In your experience, which is more important to stimulate hypertrophy. This releases a lot of localized growth factors that encourage hypertophy. all create stress on the muscle. Time under tension vs Heavier weight. What have you experienced as far as muscular development? The list goes on. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Discussion of physical fitness/exercise goals and how they can be achieved, Press J to jump to the feed. Both really, progressive overload is the king really; although TUT is just harder to measure and know your progressing it up 100%. And this also means increased TUT in a way, in the form of TOTAL TIME UNDER TENSION per exercise, which is probably more important than TUT per rep. Is their a graph etc of the number of sets that should be done per week for each specific body part ? In your experience, which is more important to stimulate hypertrophy. Variety. I use to be all about heavy weights, until I ended up in rehab with 2 subplexed knee caps and wrist tendonopathy. Surf the internet and you're bound to see a slew of training recommendations based on the concept of time-under-tension (TUT). 1. Archived. Bicep curl 21s or whatever you call them, are incredible at putting on size for your biceps, because the movement is forced to be slow and controlled, which means the muscle is working for a longer time. Whether that means adjusting exercises, rep ranges, number of sets, heavy vs light weight. I'm hoping someone can provide a link to a study or something comparing the effects. TUT isn't as important per se as metabolic stress in general. It would make sense for the longer to muscle is worked would equate to the more it would grow.. but I've also heard weight is king. Heavy weight without enough rest takes its toll on the body. Time under tension vs Heavier weight. I wanna make sure I can lift for the rest of my life. Time Under Tension Training: Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting In a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research , two groups of trained men took part in either a bodybuilding-type (3 sets of 10 reps) or powerlifting-type (7 sets of 3 reps) routine [ 2 ]. For your long-term progress, progressive overload is necessary because your workouts need to get harder and harder to make your body adapt. Basically, this Posted by 3 years ago. Time under tension, pumps, exercises the give a deep stretch, etc. Bingo. I like it alot, seem to be making gains, but wondering if I lowered weight and did more TUT focus if I would reap more rewards than just trying to hit a higher weight. You can do all the drop sets, partial reps, slow negatives, supersets, etc. WRONG! That said, I firmly believe that metabolic stress and progressive overload are equally important. Close. For example, OARs are best done slow, Pendlay rows have to be done fast and back squats are best trained fast most of the time but slow occasionally to really 'set' the groove for a certain weight. Bicep curl 21s or whatever you call them, are incredible at putting on size for your biceps, because the movement is forced to be slow and controlled. Assuming the rep ranges would be close to the same, which one would have a … I only have anecdotal evidence, but I've started focusing on time under tension with perfect form. Time under tension is another one of these methods, but it … The Truth About Time Under Tension Guys are always looking for ways to make their workouts more effective. Number of sets near muscular failure vastly outweighs both. So really progressive overload is the key (and volume). On the other hand, there are people who thinm progressive overload is all that matters and if you didn't increase the weight, you wasted your time. With that last one, it's because the groove gets really sensitive, slipping an inch forward won't make you dump a 2pl8 squat for example but 3pl8s it might staple you down. Any difference? Other exercises it's just better for growth, for example varied speed pullups or varied speed ab exercises. in the world, but if you don't ever up the weight, you're not gonna grow. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. So I currently follow a RPT progressive overload plan. It's ine way of inducing metabolic stress. Someone who just focuses on progressive overload is not going to get all of the same benefits. Assuming the rep ranges would be close to the same, which one would have a greater effect? I would say time under tension. 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