What Are Some General Weightlifting Tips?

What are some general weightlifting tips? You workout should be quick and to the point. Your workout should last no more than 45-50 minutes. If you are spending more than an hour you need to put more...

Your workout should last no more than 45-50 minutes.

If you are spending more than an hour you need to put more effort in the sets you do. If you do your sets right you can do a whole body routine in 40 minutes and leave the gym exhausted. You can do it. You just got to open up the mind to able to go there. There are a lot of articles written about it, books written about it. The style of training that I am talking about is called high intensity training. You don't have to train to the degree of intensity that they recommend but you could train close to that and do maybe a couple of sets of the body parts. But still the work should last no more than 45-50 minutes.


And keep in mind if its last more than an hour what's going to happen is that your body's testosterone levels are going to drop and the cortisone levels are going to raise. In other words anything after an hour it's going to be counter productive and slow down your rate of growth. You really need to tune into that. You need to make sure your workout is brief and intense and get it done quickly.




I don't know if you are recognizing it or not but the more time you spend in the gym the lesser results are going to be because you are hitting the point of diminishing returns. The more exercises you do the, less results you are going to see.

Lift weights slowly. Take four seconds to lift, don't rest at the bottom and don't rest at the top. Keep continuous tension in the muscle. Just go to where you are really struggling to get 8-10 repetitions. Take the set to failure. Right down how much weight and how many repetition you did. Next work out try to do it little bit more.

But make those lift count. Inn other words be toasted by the time your done with the sets. A good example is squats. Do one set right and you are going to be huffing and puffing. Your legs are going to be like Jello. If you do it right that's all you need.

What you did is that you fit the stimulus to the body saying adapt the diet. Then when you get out of the gym the body is going to go through its adaptive response so that doesn't happen again. It goes through three different stages. The first one it tries to get back its normal level of energy. Second, it gets back its normal level of strength. And third is super compensation. It takes time to go through the first two steps. That's where the general recommendation 48-72 hours comes in. If you really pay attention and listen to your body and trained intensively you are going to find it will take that much time for you to recover between your workup.

And if you recover sooner, say in 12 or 24 hours, then you are not putting enough intensity in what you are doing.

You are not simply training hard enough.

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