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But experienced exercisers also benefit from slowing down. It’s a principle called time under tension, which refers to how long your muscles are under tension during an exercise. The slower you move, the harder your muscle fibers have to work to control the motion, which leads to muscle growth, McCall explains. Here are four reasons why slowing down can actually help you accelerate your success, enjoy a deeper sense of fulfillment, and create the life you want.

If you’re erratic and hustling all the time, anger will get the best of you, and you’ll act on it. The adverse effects can undo your progress and keep you from the success you want. Slowing down helps you channel emotions into actions that serve you well and lead to success.

8 Ways to Slow Down (and Get Better Results) Physically slow down. Changing your physical body is a great way to shift your psychology. Start by sitting still.

Put your devices away. Breathe deeply for a few minutes. Sit in meditation. Or, go for a walk outside. Anywhere from 5-20 minutes can create a profound shift.

by Justin Standfield Where do you have your best ideas? Where are you and what are you doing when those moments of clarity come, and you manage to answer those questions that have been niggling you for weeks? I’m going to make some bold predictions here. I’m willing to bet that they will be when you are: Making dinner, probably whilst chopping vegetables and listening to your children moan.

Whether we’re stressed, anxious, or trying to work out how best to achieve what we want, the less we have on our mind, the better life gets. So if we are learning to move away from thinking our way to solutions, what do we do instead? We slow down. We take away.

Being a slow speaker can also make you a good listener, something that might improve with age. Slowing down can also make you more aware of the simple dangers of walking and falling. Enjoy the time that you have. Don’t get caught up in doing nothing but work, trying to make a living, no matter how important this is.

Its equally important to simply enjoy the benefits of slowing down. Sometimes work is better and life is richer when we take the time to slow down. Why? Because those great designers take time with concept after concept and revision after revision before they share what they’re working on. They understand that to produce a quality product means taking the time to stop, drop the project for a minute and then roll back with fresh eyes and new ideas.

5. Slow builds resilience. The lyrics “It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees” might ring true, but I’m betting you’d still like to be around for a long life. Slow is about building legacy, and along the way, resilience.

That can only be won through endurance.

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One possible interpretation of these studies’ findings is that people with high PSPC push themselves harder during exercise because they are more confident in their ability to perform the exercise-related behaviors (i.e., running faster) that will lead to self-presentational success.

“Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise” by Glyn C. Roberts, Darren Treasure
from Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise
by Glyn C. Roberts, Darren Treasure
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

This is attributed to the penalty in the performance measure on control-effort expenditure; as time increases, the magnitude of the control signal required for tracking grows larger, so the contribution of control effort to the performance measure becomes more significant.

“Optimal Control Theory: An Introduction” by Donald E. Kirk
from Optimal Control Theory: An Introduction
by Donald E. Kirk
Dover Publications, 2012

Doing so consistently amplifies the speed with which you are able to influence and get results the next time—and there is always a next time.

“Smart Trust” by Stephen M. R. Covey
from Smart Trust
by Stephen M. R. Covey
Simon & Schuster UK, 2012

Because of testing, when a coach or triathlete sees that training is no longer yielding the desired results, a change can be made quickly.

“Triathlon Science” by Joe Friel, Jim Vance
from Triathlon Science
by Joe Friel, Jim Vance
Human Kinetics, 2013

Decreasing the pace of the next training session to reduce the load on the body might also be beneficial.

“Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise” by Peter M. McGinnis
from Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
by Peter M. McGinnis
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2020

This is because in the study by Paavolainen et al. the improvements in 5 km running time were actually associated with a shorter ground contact times and, thus, a more economic running pattern.

“Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training: Scientific Basics and Practical Applications” by Moritz Schumann, Bent R. Rønnestad
from Concurrent Aerobic and Strength Training: Scientific Basics and Practical Applications
by Moritz Schumann, Bent R. Rønnestad
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Speeding up performance often results in imprecise movements that have less certainty in terms of achieving their goals.

“Motor Learning and Performance: From Principles to Application” by Richard A. Schmidt, Timothy D. Lee
from Motor Learning and Performance: From Principles to Application
by Richard A. Schmidt, Timothy D. Lee
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

This means that working on the same programme for a long period of time will not cause the athlete to improve; this is because the body will adapt to the training load over time.

“Coaching Children in Sport” by Ian Stafford
from Coaching Children in Sport
by Ian Stafford
Taylor & Francis, 2011

The idea is to create rapid progress and snowball motivation, but it’s almost always thwarted by the slow-change nature of the brain, fickle motivation, limited willpower, and the unpredictability of life.

“Mini Habits for Weight Loss: Stop Dieting. Form New Habits. Change Your Lifestyle Without Suffering.” by Stephen Guise
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Examination of the speed curves, however, does show a more precipitous decline after overtraining.

“Psychology of Learning and Motivation” by Kenneth W. Spence, Janet Taylor Spence
from Psychology of Learning and Motivation
by Kenneth W. Spence, Janet Taylor Spence
Elsevier Science, 1968

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