Slow It Down for Safety and Effectiveness
How often in life have we been told to hurry up?
But with healthy living after age 50, the opposite is often best.
At the gym, we might naturally think we’re supposed to perform a movement as fast as we can. Maybe we’re competitive, or don’t want to look like we don’t know what we’re doing.
But in many exercises, including weightlifting and other resistance training, we should most times try to slow things down. Move methodically and with intention, so you can make sure you’re performing the motion correctly. That will give you the most benefit and decrease your chance of injury.