Power of 10 Workout

Posted: August 22, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in fitness, health
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My Step-Brother recently was up for a visit (before the backpacking trip, so not so recently, I suppose).  We jogged “Pre’s Trail” and talked fitness in so doing.  He told me that he has been using the “Power of 10 Workout” (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/earlyshow/health/shapeup/main541813.shtml) and felt it worked pretty well.

You know me… yep, I googled it the other day.  The gist, if you didn’t follow the link above or google it yourself, is that you lift a weight slowly up for 10 seconds and then lower it slowly for 10 seconds.  This is done without stopping and you should lift a weight that can be lifted 6-8 times before fatigue.  The weight lifted is normally less than you would typically lift.

As I thought about this, it occurred to me that, with my recent knee pain issues, perhaps lifting less weight in a slow, controlled manner would be a good thing for me, too.

I used the Power of 10 for my lower body workout this morning.  Results?  Finding the optimal weight is going to take a couple rounds.  Half of the exercises were really difficult but the other half were easy and I ended up doing more than 6-8.  Beyond that, though, my legs were rubbery all day and calves are sore now, so it definitely did something.

I am planning to continue this for the next couple of months.  Hopefully, I will have good news to report back about the Power of 10 soon!

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Comments
  1. Lea says:

    Just wondered how it’s been working out for you. I just bought Zickerman’s book and I’ve been looking to find a real person who has taken it on.
    Thanks

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  3. Brent says:

    I did the Power of 10 workout and lost approximately 40 pounds and gained lean muscle which slimmed me down nicely. I couldn’t believe the results..I mean how many workouts do you know of that only require one day a week of exercise. All I can say is buy the book and follow what it says, it works. Good Luck.

    Brent

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