- Jun 13, 2002
I have been reading various posts talking about time under tension for muscle growth. I understand that heavy weights are required so that your muscle needs to "adapt" and thus grow. But what about a combination of the two. For example, lift heavy for the regular workout, but at the end use a medium to low weight load and hold a contraction for an extended period of time. (ie: use 10 lb dumbbells held out to the sides as in a side lateral for say 1 minute without moving). Would this not accomplish the time under tension after you have broken down the muscle fiber with the heavy weights?