Workout Tips

How to Use TUT Training to Improve Stability and Strength

Why you should care about time-under-tension training.

TUT Training
Edgar Artiga

Time-under-tension, or TUT, training can help you maintain and gain muscle as you age, improve form, and sustain joint health. You can achieve TUT by moving weight slowly or by simply holding at the peak contraction.

For older lifters and newbies, start by focusing on the lowering phase—this improves stability, strength, and motor control. For pulling moves, like the lat pulldown, pull the weight to your chest very slowly.