Intensity is the key to make weight training work for you. Without the proper training intensity, ones workout will become sluggish and ineffective and they will therefore wonder why they aren’t getting any results. Below I will give you proven intensity tips that will help you work out effectively and efficiently, while maximizing your muscle growth and gains!
Negative Repetitions: People often forget that the most important part of the repetition or rep which its most commonly known as is the negative portion. This is where most of the muscle damage occurs and from this damage one will experience muscular growth. To do negative reps I will advise you to explode on the positive movement of the rep then slowly lower the weight inch by inch on the negative part of the rep. Doing negative reps will make your muscles burn and grow!
Forced Repetitions: Forced reps are a particular all time favorite of mine, basically you would get your training partner or spotter to push the weight for you when you fail completely. The forced reps will turn on your bodies growth mechanism since these are the repetitions which will send the growth signal to your body.
Partial Repetitions: Partial reps are a shock method that further shocks your muscles into complete muscular failure and complete muscular growth. Partial reps are effective near the end of the set when your muscles are exhausted. You would then try to lift the weight up as much as possible for as many times as possible, continuing to do so until you cant do it no more. At the end of your set your muscles should be on fire and pumped with blood to the extreme!
The Shocking Principle: The shocking principle is when you “shock” your body. This “shock” can be achieved by switching your workout routine or switching the usual way you do your workout. This “shock” will “shock” your body into complete muscular growth!
Conclusion: I hope you use these training intensity tips that I have given you during your next work out. However, you must remember something without the proper recovery and rest you wont grow, but with the proper training, nutrition, recovery and diet you will grow like crazy especially by using these training intensity tips!