Quick Tip – Always use the core squeeze when lifting weights or any heavy object!
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As masters-level athletes, we all want to make the most of our workouts, and several techniques can provide help packing tons of benefits into a short period of time in the gym. No single approach, however, provides as much benefit for our time invested as using the full muscle action spectrum.
Good lifting form has many dimensions, and, generally speaking, most people do a crummy job with their form. Good form, among other things, helps us get the most muscle development from every single rep. And if we’re looking to make the most of our gym time, it makes sense that we’d want to get the most from each rep.
One important aspect of good form is fully utilizing the three different actions that muscles produce on every rep, known as the muscle action spectrum. The three actions are as follows: