Regardless of your respective training methods and desired goals set within your exercise program if there’s anything you should pay close attention to, it is to keep your workout intensity at a constant level.
Top tips to pump up your workout intensity
Optimum muscular build will never be realized unless your training workout reflects a routine performed at the highest level of intensity. we should caution you though; beware of the thin line existing between your intense workout and overtraining the muscles.
Strike an intensity balance
What many professional bodybuilders and athletes have learned is, consistently training at a high impact intensity can ultimately if not carefully monitored lead to overtraining, thus it is critically important that you ensure your bodies receive the proper hydration and nutritional value from an healthy diet including sufficient rest in-between training sessions to effectively perform the workout to acquire the maximum results and the holy grail of any training routine, “the pump”.
The Weight Lifting Pump
Beginners who have after some time achieved an intermediate level of fitness are always looking for new ways to improve the intensity of their exercise workout to plateau themselves to a whole new level. Lets say you’re accustomed to performing fifteen sets of bench exercises to the point where it no longer becomes a challenge to your muscles. The next thing you’ll be looking at is probably to up your count to twenty or maybe even twenty-five, yes? So you begin your exercise set towards your new goal but by the nineteenth set you get this colossal pump.
Do you continue further? Absolutely not. Stop right there and proceed to the next exercise. That monumental feeling you felt during the nineteenth set signifies the delivery of the nutrients within your blood to the targeted muscle tissues being trained. This is the point where you’ll want to maximize this effect throughout the duration of the workout as loss of pump equates to loss of workout and you really want to avoid that at all costs.
Add more sets to your lifts
Without a doubt the primarily and perceptible way to increase the frequency of any workout routine is to add more exercise sets. Simple enough yes? Of course, just remember that for each additional set you introduce to the workout extends the total time spent training.
Now although this practice has its benefits in achieving the respective training goals by drawing on your body’s hidden strength, the experience trainer will strongly caution you not to add too many sets to your workout beyond your physical capability.
Keep it fresh, don’t do the same thing over and over
Unlike the dreaded television repeats so prominent on the local cable television the intensity exercise training workout should never result your body becoming languished with the same old tiresome exercises following the same number of reps day in and out. Guys, always ensure you introduce some variety to your workout. One example is, if you’re generally used to performing a high number of reps of a particular exercise, try lowering the count and increase the intensity of the exercise for an new challenge and rewarding experience.
Adding some negative emphasis to the exercise during weight training is another way to increase the intensity of the workout. During your weight training, while lowering the weighted dumbbell or barbell in the negative segment of the exercise, you’re going to lower the weight in a gradual and controlled manner.
You’ll best be able to do this by simply counting aloud or in your mind whichever you prefer from one to eight. So if your performing the bench press exercise, the bar should reach the proximity of the chest by the time you reach the count of eight, remember never to allow the bar to impact the chest before you begin pushing the bar upward.
By focusing on the negative aspect of the exercise trainers suggest lowering the amount of loads used during the exercise however your pectorals, anterior deltoids, and triceps are forced to work harder fundamentally resulting in more muscle build. Conversely to our everyday principles we now observe a situation where less (weight) actually means more (muscle).