Time under tension: How it actually affects muscle growth


Despite playing a pivotal role in building muscle, time under tension and how it affects muscle growth rarely gets the recognition it deserves.

While the likes of high intensity interval training (HIIT), heavy lifting and high protein foods may steal the limelight, this unglamorous yet effective training principle has underpinned strength training from the day the first free weight was made. And it continues to be important in modern home workouts such as when using the best adjustable dumbbells (opens in new tab).

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