New PCC blog post:
Time Under Tension


By Ray Shonk, PCC



Progressing in your calisthenics quest doesn’t always mean that you master the next big movement or duplicate a zany stunt.

Another way of scaling the difficulty of just about any particular exercise is to simply employ time.

No, I don’t mean making your workouts longer—in fact this method could make your workouts shorter—what I am referring to is time under tension.

The phrase “time under tension” refers to how long a muscle (or group of muscles) is under stress for a given rep or set.

This can be achieved by lengthening the concentric, eccentric or pausing phase of an exercise.
I used this technique back in my weight lifting days.

In fact, most methods of progressive resistance in calisthenics can apply to...read complete blog post