How to slow down your work­out to speed up your re­sults

ELLE (Canada) - - Special - C.W.

Dur­ing your next push-up, squat and bi­cep-curl sets, pre­tend you’re on the snail Snapchat fil­ter and you may see bet­ter re­sults. Dal­ton Wong, owner of Twenty Two Train­ing and au­thor of The Feel­good Plan, ex­plains why: “Work­ing the mus­cle more slowly al­lows you to feel the con­trac­tion and ec­cen­tric [length­en­ing and short­en­ing] of the mus­cle and to be more aware of your body’s me­chan­ics. By work­ing more slowly, you lay down the cor­rect sig­nals from the brain to the mus­cle so it works in the cor­rect fash­ion at all times... and be­comes more ef­fi­cient.” But you don’t have to take our word for it: Wong has trained Jen­nifer Lawrence and Kit Har­ing­ton.

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