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Time-under-Tension is when you are moving, holding and otherwise doing work to keep the weight in a particular position. Think of doing a slow bodyweight squat, this will get hard if you repeat it because your muscles are under a constant strain, building up lactic acid and creating a few micro-tears. This principle is why doing a plank works out your abs, ...


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Specific tempo advice for maximizing strength, power, hypertrophy and endurance will depend on: Your exercise of choice (sqauts for example require a much greater recovery time than curls) Your level of training (beginners and those who have been lifting for many years recover at very different speeds) Generally, I will say that strength and power ...


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So you want something universal, with validations, easily measurable and repeatable as well as measuring endurance and strength. Why not just use standard military training fitness tests? A basic one is the US Army Physical Fitness test, which includes pushups, situps, and a 2-mile run. http://usmilitary.about.com/od/army/a/afpt.htm You can also look at ...



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