Hey CT, how are you keeping?
I have a question that I hope you can answer...
I know there are many ways to induce hypertrophy like fatigue, weight lifted, speed of contraction, volume etc. but I would like to know your thoughts on TUT.
I understand that TUT is the amount of time the muscle is contracting against a resistance and anything above 40 seconds or so induces a hypertrophic response! What I want to know is when doing the perfect rep, rep speed is all important' and as a result that set will usually terminate before that 40 second window opens. Is it possible on the last set (using the flat bench as an example) to hold that weight in the contracted position (arms slightly bent) for the alloted time to gain something 'more' out of the set?
I know this might negate the benefits sought from ramping but I just used that as an example.
What I am getting at is, does TUT have to be a 'moving set of repetitions' or can the TUT response be obtained from a static contraction at the end of the set?
Big thanks in advance