What is the difference between “regular” strength training and “superslow” strength training?
Regular strength training:
- Lower intensity
- Longer workouts to produce results = increased time commitment
- At least 3 workouts per week = bigger financial commitment
- Higher intensity
- More demanding
- Produces increased results (50% better)
- 1-2 workouts per week
- Requires additional recovery time
Most of today’s studies will recommend three strength training workouts per week. Keep in mind, these studies have been performed with “regular” weight training and not slow-motion weight training.
WHAT DO WE RECOMMEND?
Ideally, two workouts a week. Results will improve SIGNIFICANTLY, each workout is full body, and our workout encompasses everything that is “necessary” to accomplish total body fitness: BONE STRENGTH, MUSCLE STRENGTH, CARDIOVASCULAR STRENGTH.
It is common for clients to start 2x/week and then eventually cut back to 1x/week. Training once a week, clients can expect to achieve approximately 70% of the results of clients who train twice a week, but it’s half the time and financial commitment.
Recovery time between workouts is necessary! We need to allow our bodies time to REPLENISH and REBUILD before we break down our muscle fibers again. Our recommended recovery time between workouts is 48 hours. Listen to your body, certain people require more recovery time and that’s ok!