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Why Tempo is important to focus on in your fitness programs

Lauren Kent
Oct 7, 2023

In your gym programs, tempo super important to focus on.
Whether you are starting out in the gym or have been going for a long time keeping the movements slow and controlled will help you learn the movement, engage the correct muscles and work your way back through injury

How to read tempo:
For example, with a squat, a tempo may be 3-0-1-0. Each number is allocated for each part of the movement.

Image with the word tempo, the impact logo, and a series of steps showing a blue character squatting down, and up, with arrows showing the speed that moving up and down should take
  • 3 The first number is the time spent lowering
  • 0 The second number is time spent at the bottom of the squat
  • 1 The third number is time spent on the _concentric phase (_standing back up) from the squat
  • 0 The fourth number is time spent at the top of the squat

Tempo is a great way to stay consistent in your sets, pay attention to yours and take note of when you rush or strain.

About this recipe

This recipe and others are available to online, in-home and in-gym clients as part of your training at no additional charge. Trainerize have kindly let us post a few here!

Lauren Kent
Lauren is the founder of Impact, she enjoys challenging herself, music and chocolate!

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