No, definitely not! Rushing and doing an exercise too fast can risk injury and has less benefit. Though speed is definitely a goal you can have, doing your exercises with proper form is important. I never understand why people do the arm/shoulder machines at the gym and just fly through a bajillion reps within 5 seconds. =\
With lifting, definitely go slow. About 1-2 full seconds to complete an entire rep. Lift at medium speed, release at a slow speed. This will build better strength (going off of what I’ve been told and this is how I exercise).
With cardio, go at the fastest/hardest pace you’re most comfortable and able to maintain. If you go too fast/hard too soon you’ll burn out within 2min so you need to pace yourself. But this is the easiest thing to adjust.
And always always always take a few minutes to warm up first! Do any exercise at a slower and low impact pace in order to warm up your muscles and joints. And always always always maintain proper form. I hope this helps :)
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