Here’s a great trick to put into your technical progression tool bag.
Pause at the bottom and the top of each rep of any repetition strength style exercise.
The reason is simple. As you lower yourself down your muscles store energy much like a coiled spring. When you start lifting yourself back up, you can use some of that energy to give yourself a boost.
If you pause at the bottom of the exercise, that stored energy dissipates and your muscles then need to work harder to lift yourself back up from a dead stop.
Another benefit is the fact that pausing in the bottom position if often less stressful on your joints and can give some of your delicate tissues a bit of extra strengthening stimulation. It will help strengthen your hips, knees, elbows, shoulders and wrists and prevent injury.
So give it a shot. Simply lower yourself down to the bottom position and spend 2-3 seconds there. Be sure to keep breathing and keep assistance muscles tense so you don’t sacrifice technique on the way back up.