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Slow Down, Bulk Up: How to build maximum strength in minimum time

“At the top of my extension, with my arms quivering, I try to smoothly lower the stack of weights while [trainer Adam] Zickerman counts off 15 agonizing seconds on his stopwatch. ‘Show me control on the negative,’ he says, ‘Slow it down.’ … I’m physically spent. Yet in two minutes I’ve done just five reps. This is slow training, a method that Zickerman has been teaching at his Manhattan facility, InForm Fitness Studios.”