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Lifting Weights the Super-Slow Way

Workout Technique May Bring Desired Results

How to Do It continued...

"Do nothing that is sudden or jerky," Hutchins says. "We generally want to stick to compound movements that involve more than one joint, like a row, chest press, or squat. They work more muscle mass at one time and are easier to judge in terms of form."

As with any weightlifting exercise, Hutchins says, take at least a day off in between workouts.

"The muscle building goes on when the body is resting," he says. "If you work out while it is trying to build muscle, you prevent it."

Bob Calandra is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in several magazines including People and Life. He lives in Glenside, Pa.

Reviewed on May 14, 2001

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