Some Basics of Lifting and Lowering Weights

By Şubat 13, 2015 7 Comments

When one lifts a weight, this is called a concentric (positive) movement where the muscle contacts.

When one lowers a weight, this is called an eccentric (negative) movement where the muscle lengthens.

Proper breathing is also very important; you inhale when lowering the weight (eccentric) and exhale when lifting (concentric).


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