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Iso Tension Training
Iso-Tension contractions bodybuilding technique
What is "Iso-Tension"? Well let's break the word down. Iso is
a combining form meaning "equal". And Tension means, "to contract".
So Iso-Tension is simply flexing your muscles and holding that
contraction without moving.
How can you incorporate Iso-Tension training into your bodybuilding workouts?
Just hold on for more muscle stimulation!
Just holding the bar, at the end of a set can add new muscle to the target area
that you're training. Iso-Tension also called static tension is a simple yet
powerful overload technique that many lifters don't take advantage of. At the
end of your set, hold the weight motionless and continue to deliberately
squeeze the muscles you're working for fifteen to twenty seconds.
For example, on the last rep of incline bench presses, hold the bar in the
starting position and squeeze your pectorals intensely. This technique will
force additional muscle fibers to trigger in the effort of holding the weight up.
The fibers that you have stimulated during your regular reps have already
activated, additional new fibers are recruited in this effort that will
stimulate new growth.
Just try this simple Iso-Tension technique and feel the results!
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