Video for Gymchat 227 - The Tempo Matrix (Karsten Jensen)

How fast?


Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 227 - The Tempo Matrix [with Strength Coach Karsten Jensen and Strongman and Personal Trainer Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.


You Might Also Like...




NB : For a complete list of everything we use and recommend, swing by the reviews area. And of course the Straight to the Bar Store. It's all in there.

To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.


It was a great discussion. Josh and Karsten discussed Karsten's training origins, definition of tempo, point in rep where peak force is generated, origins of tempo training, tempos used in different cycles, modified stutter reps, tempo training for beginners vs advanced athletes, tempo vs load, keeping muscles under tension throughout movement, reasons for use of letter codes rather than numeric ones, timing cues, length of rest breaks, types of muscle fibres, time under tension; and a whole lot more. If you're ready to find out what The Tempo Matrix is all about, make sure you watch this one.


Next Week : we announce details of the upcoming discussions each week in the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. If you haven't yet, swing by the Strength Kit page and add your name to the list.

And if you've missed any of the previous discussions, no problem. Full list here.

NB : We love hearing your feedback on these discussions - it's greatly appreciated. To add your own comments and suggestions, swing by the 'What Would You Love To See?' page. Cheers.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



Like this? Check out :

Video for Gymchat 240 - Periodization (Karsten Jensen).

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 240 - Periodization [with Strength Coach Karsten Jensen, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.

Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche).

The role of each, and to what extent each can be changed.

Looking At : Week Ending May 18, 2014.

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.



Of course, if you enjoyed these, I'd highly recommend grabbing the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Delivered weekly, and absolutely free.

(there's also a Daily Update, if you're looking for an even larger dose of training-related goodness.)

NB : If you'd like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar, or if you'd like to join the team of Moderators here (I love hearing about everyone's training approaches) - get in touch. And if you've got a fitness competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Over to you. Leave a comment below, or send us a tweet :


blog comments powered by Disqus
Straight to the Bar Strength Kit

Are You as Strong as You Could Be?

Grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit.

Training Guides, eBooks and of course the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Absolutely free.