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Time Under Tension: How It Really Affects Muscle Growth

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Despite its key role in building muscle, time under tension and how it affects muscle growth rarely gets the recognition it deserves.

While high-intensity interval training (HIIT), lifting weights, and eating high-protein foods may get some attention, this ugly but effective training principle has been at the heart of strength training since the first free weights were invented. And it is still important in today’s home training, for example, when using the best adjustable dumbbells (opens in a new tab).

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