Control the eccentric phase of each rep to unlock muscle growth
Most exercises emphasize the concentric or ‘active’ phase of a rep when you lift the weight or overcome resistance and the muscle shortens.
☝️But the eccentric or ‘negative’ phase when you lower the weight or resist the force and the muscle lengthens can be even more important.
To unleash the full potential of hypertrophy, or muscle growth, focus on precise intentional emphasis on the eccentric phase.
By doing so, you create intense mechanical tension in your muscles, a crucial factor for muscle growth and architectural changes. So, prioritize the ‘negative’ portion of each rep for remarkable gains.