Somedays I do three pushups. That’s it.
But each pushup takes about a minute.
30 second down – 30 seconds up.
Many seemingly well-meaning coaches in the world of fitness actually think that this method of training will make you slower, so they’ve become the equivalency of Quick Carl from the Marathon candy bar commercial (“My name is Quick Carl and I do everything fast.”)
Yet, moving slowly, even moving slower than slow, teaches you body control and balance. It also puts you in touch with your muscles and your proprioceptors at a level where you can command MORE of them to do your bidding. And this means you get FASTER instead of slower.
Anyone can slop through an exercise, equating speed with prowess. But slop is slop, anyway you slice it.
As I wrote on a recent Instagram post – @mattfureysays – Slowliness is Wholeliness.
Do I limit my pushups to three per day, everyday?
Somedays I do 50. Other days 100.
And then there are the days wherein I only hold a position for time.
When you use slow motion, super-slow motion and no motion, your body learns to think.
And a thinking body is a body that gets results FASTER.
So slow the hell down, would you? Pay attention to your breathing, your body and your big self – the one who thinks good thoughts and attains great results.
Kick ass – take names.
P.S. This is the sort of thing I’ll be covering in illustrious detail at my Fast Fitness and Flexibility Seminar, June 13-15 in Tampa Bay, Florida. Would be great to have you there.