5 Tips To A Stronger You
1) Focus all your energy on your core(main) lift of the day. Your core lift is the lift that will test where your current strength level. Try not to hold anything back and give it your all as if you were in competition.
2) Do your foam rolling, mobility drills, stretches, and warm-ups before lifting. Everyone knows we should do this before training but not many of us get it done. I at times have rushed through them being pressed for time. Luckily to date I never gotten injured. I am not asking you to do a 30 minute warm up just spend 5-10 minutes to get your body warmed up and ready for the heavy lifting ahead.
3) Find your weak points and do overtime work on them. As the saying goes “You are only as strong as the weakest link” this applies to sports, life and especially training. Take the bench press as an example. Joe Blow benches every Monday in his Affliction shirt(nothing against the brand its the first thing to pop in my head) and constantly has a problem locking out his lift. Now instead of sitting back and finding out his triceps are weak Joe Blow does more chest and completely ignores his triceps(weak point). If Joe Blow spent time improving the strength of his triceps with extra emphasis 2-3x week, in a few weeks time he would be locking out that weight with ease.
4) Limit yourself to 4-5 lifts per training session. Plain and simple if you are lifting heavy you will not have enough energy to complete 7+ lifts at full intensity unless you are well conditioned(no not cardio). Doing only 4 lifts per session will force you to get rid off all the useless fillers and keep the things that are effective. In your 4-5 lifts include an accessory work that targets your weak point. The 4-5 lifts exclude all end of training complexes, finishers, circuits, etc.
5) Take your time and make small weight increments. The quest to getting stronger takes more time than completing Final Fantasy 7&10 and Zelda combined(hey I enjoyed FF7 as a teen and still today). I assure you that it is a rewarding one. I warn you if you don’t have patience, then getting stronger isn’t right for you. When increasing bar weight we all want to make the 25lbs increase. I ask you to keep one thing in mind “Total volume trumps all.” By that I mean is instead of doing 225lbs one time do your 200lbs for 3+reps. In the end road 600lbs of work will outdo 225lbs of work any day.
5 Tips To A Stronger You 1) Focus all your energy on your core(main) lift of the day. Your core lift is the lift that will test where your current strength level. Try not to hold anything back and give it your all as if you were in competition. 2) Do your foam rolling,…Read More