Mar 21, 2013 / 5:00 am
When was the last time you hit a plateau? The ever so frustrating road block that either stops you dead in your tracks, or motivates you to charge ahead in full force! Plateaus don’t need to happen! Here is how you can reap the rewards of full effort with max results… plateau free!
If your workouts are in the gym or at home, have fun switching up the styles of your training, giving you the chance to continuously shock the body and keep the interest high so there are no more boring or skipped workouts. Check out the trending styles of workouts that you can switch up regularly to burn calories, add lean muscle mass, re-shape your body and build confidence!
Styles of workouts:
Drop Sets With Dumbbells -"down the rack":
Doing down the rack is a fantastic technique for dumbbell exercises, especially curls, lateral raises and shoulder presses. For example, if you're doing dumbbell Bicep curls, you could start with the heaviest weight (don’t be afraid to challenge your weights) , do eight reps, then grab the next lighter weights do 8 reps or as many as possible, repeat all the way down to the lightest set of weights.
Our muscles are made up of both slow twitch fibers and fast twitch fibers which are recruited for use differently depending on the level of intensity or the rep range we are doing. So the higher the reps you are doing the more slow twitch fibers you are recruiting, and the more low reps you perform the more fast twitch fibers you recruit. This is great for any exercise, machines or dumbbells.There are a few different ways to do pyramid training. If you’re looking to do a cardio or functional training circuit, try using the timed pyramid training!
|10 repetitions||70%||60 seconds|
|6 repetitions||85%||45 seconds|
|2 repetitions||95%||30 seconds|
|1 repetition||100%||20 seconds|
Falls under the category of high intensity training or high intensity interval training, a popular brand of exercise designed to improve endurance and stimulate fat loss!
- 20 seconds of intense training – any exercise
- 10 seconds of rest
- repeat 8 rounds
There is no secret to success! Arm yourself with motivation, determination and a visit with either a personal trainer or take the time to research any popular brand of exercise designed to improve endurance and stimulate fat loss. Plan your workout ahead of time, so that your time is not mismanaged and your effectiveness is sending you on a path of success.
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