Quick Tip : Fast or Slow Reps?

How fast should you move the weight?


One of the areas that Josh Hewett and John Paul Catanzaro covered in Gymchat 256 - Injury Prevention & Management was the general approach to choosing rep speed based on your goals. John Paul outlines the basic idea :

Good stuff.


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Like this? Check out :

Gymchat 175 - Stretching.

What, how and why.

Gymchat 256 - Injury Prevention & Management (John Paul Catanzaro).

Have you ever been unable to train due to injury? How do you minimise the risk of it happening again?

Welcome to the Gymchats IV : 137 - 156.

Over the past few months we've had some superb discussions on Google+ : thank you all. It really is fantastic to hear your ideas and techniques on such a wide variety of training topics.

Video for Gymchat 228 - In-Season Training for Hockey (Conor Doherty). Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 228 - In-Season Training for Hockey [with Personal Trainers Conor Doherty and 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.


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