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You Lift Weights So Quickly That You Lose Count of Your Reps
Speeding through your sets could be a sign you're depending on momentum, doing the exercise incorrectly or using too much or too little weight. With any strength move, go at a slow, controlled pace: two seconds up, two seconds down. "There should be no point at which you pick up speed," says California trainer Jay Blahnik, the author of Full-Body Flexibility. He recommends this slow-down trick: While doing lunges, place your front foot on a Bosu Balance Trainer. The instability forces most people to focus more intently to avoid slipping.

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