Dearest Koko Pace Bar,
This is a little bit embarrassing for me to admit…I find myself completely mesmerized by you! I literally can’t take my eyes off you. What’s more, I find your opinion of me has changed the way I do things. (That’s a first!) All I want is for you to be green and cheering my performance. Some might call this relationship unhealthy, but I say it’s the opposite! This might just be one of the healthiest relationships in my life. I know you are pacing my repetitions so my muscles get the optimal Time Under Tension. You prevent me from undermining my own success. You set the bar high for my own good and I want nothing more than to measure up to your high expectations!
Do you have a healthy obsession with your Koko Pace Bar? If you don’t yet, you might once you understand how incredibly effective it is for improving your strength. The captivating Pace Bar is how the Koko Smartrainer controls the amount of time your muscles are resisting weight during a repetition. In the world of exercise science, this is referred to as Time Under Tension. When multiplied by weight lifted and the amount of sets and reps, the resulting total measures the volume of your workout.
So, pace control is an absolutely critical piece of the effective workout equation, but for the independent (non-Koko) exerciser it is, at best, hard to optimize and at worst, totally ignored. One of the challenges to personal pace control includes our natural tendency to undermine our own workouts by doing each rep too fast, allowing momentum to do some or most of the work our muscles should. Thankfully for Koko Nation, the Smartrainer measures your personal range of motion, then customizes and optimizes pace control every rep. All you have to think about is keeping up with the Pace Bar!
If ever there was a relationship to obsess over, it’s the one with your Koko Pace Bar. You’ll be a stronger, healthier person because of it. ♥
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About Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer
Michael Wood, CSCS, is Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, driving the development of integrated strength and cardio training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Personal Trainer, and made the Men’s Journal “Dream Team” list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.