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Accelerated Reps Burn Major Calories

Fit Tip: Add Accelerated Reps

New evidence is out that suggests explosive — or faster — muscle contractions use more energy than slow contractions, even when the amount of weight lifted is the same.

What does this mean? Well, more energy used equals more calories burned, so you can increase weight loss from exercise by adding accelerated reps into your existing routine. For example, when doing squats, lower yourself down to the squat position slowly and then quickly raise yourself back up. Even better? Try jump squats.


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