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Tempo Explanation, Please?

what does Tempo: 20X0 or 1010 mean?

Thanks

the first and third are the amount of time it takes you to perform the eccentric and concentric portions of the exercise, respectively.

The second and fourth are the number of seconds you are advised to pause after.

So 2010 requires a 2 second eccentric portion (lowering the weight), no pause at the bottom, a one second concentric portion and no pause at the top.

the ‘X’ implies you perform the action as fast as possible with good form. You typically see this on the concentric (raising the weight) portion of an exercise.

Tempo isn’t used seriously by anyone except maybe Poliquin these days; pretty much everyone agrees you should lower the weight under control and lift as fast as you can (which may or may not be all that fast), and that’s about a scientific as most people get about it.

[quote]Otep wrote:
the first and third are the amount of time it takes you to perform the eccentric and concentric portions of the exercise, respectively.

The second and fourth are the number of seconds you are advised to pause after.

So 2010 requires a 2 second eccentric portion (lowering the weight), no pause at the bottom, a one second concentric portion and no pause at the top.

the ‘X’ implies you perform the action as fast as possible with good form. You typically see this on the concentric (raising the weight) portion of an exercise.

Tempo isn’t used seriously by anyone except maybe Poliquin these days; pretty much everyone agrees you should lower the weight under control and lift as fast as you can (which may or may not be all that fast), and that’s about a scientific as most people get about it.[/quote]

Thanks.

So Front squats at 20X0

would be 2s going down - and explode up and repeat.

How would i do Pulldown abs at 30X1

3s crunch down ( on a machine ) 0s stop explode up??? stop fo 1s