Muscle Series 4: What is the optimal lifting tempo for muscle growth? Balls-To-Brains Ratio ⚡

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In this episode, you'll learn about another critical aspect of resistance training to maximise your gains and minimise pains from the hard work you put in at the gym: lifting tempo.

We will explain why I've changed my mind about lifting tempo and give specific examples of how this applies to different exercises. You'll learn about the balls-to-brains ratio and the tradeoffs of "getting too strong" for your goals. We'll discuss the most critical aspects of intelligent muscle building and give you an actionable checklist to ensure you get the most out of every set you perform at the gym.

Time stamps:

00:00 Introduction & Recap

01:37 How quickly should you lift weights?

04:00 Specific examples: Lying hamstring curls, lat pulldowns, pull-ups

6:25 Great rule of thumb when to lift quickly and when to lower down under control

7:10 Muscles are elastic bands

10:00 Why do some people lower weights super slowly?

12:30 Why you shouldn't lift too slowly?

13:43 How do you know if you are lifting at the right speed?

18:30 Before 30, you train with your balls. After 30, with your brains and

20:36 The tradeoffs of getting "too strong."

24:20 How to start intelligent training?


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