There is nothing wrong with the straight 3x10 approach, but eventually your progress will stall. To avoid the dreaded plateau, consider using some of these training methods before your progress stalls. Each one increases the intensity of your workout which will help produce better results. Be warned, if you are overzealous, you will end up with very sore muscles! Introduce these methods gradually and don't pile on too much weight too soon.
21st Feb 2017
Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to strength training, more is not always better. In fact, fewer training sessions per week are sometimes better than more. The balance between training and rest is crucial, and if you out-train your ability to recover, your progress will soon grind to a halt. When planning your next training cycle, consider reducing rather than increasing training frequency. Who knows, you might discover that you get better results from doing less and not more.
17th Feb 2017
These four tried-and-tested workouts work all your major muscles, burns calories like a blowtorch and are extremely time efficient. The perfect combination of metabolism-boosting, muscle-preserving strength training with cardio. Do it three times a week on non-consecutive days for best results.
15th Feb 2017
In modern running shoes, fashion has come to be a major player in the shoe game which has overshadowed comfort and funciton in favor of style. To understand what makes a good shoe, you must first understand the shape and function of the human foot. The foot supports us during locomotion and usually directs our bodyweight forwards, therefore the wider and flatter the foot, the more support. However, most "modern" running shoes do the exact opposite of what they should be doing.
13th Feb 2017
Cardio training is widely considered an essential element to any weight loss program. The term "Cardio", however, actually captures a very broad range of exercise styles. Some of these are ideal for people returning to exercise or just beginning a weight loss program, while others are for more advanced athletes. No matter your fitness level, it's important to include a wide range of these variations in your training.
13th Feb 2017
Outdoor fitness training offers a well-needed pick-me-up to the same monotonous exercise routines. While training outdoors offers many physical benefits, it is important to be properly prepared for fitness training conducted in a more open environment. Following these 4 simple tips will ensure that you are able to make the most out of your outdoor fitness training.
5th Feb 2017
Whether you are looking for a long-term workout to improve your wellbeing or just need an active break from your hard workouts, this is the plan for you. Treat it as therapy and make sure you leave several reps in the bank at the end of each set. You should leave the gym feeling better than when you arrived and that means looser joints, more mobile muscles, and more energy!
5th Feb 2017
It's no secret that Americans love to eat, and we eat a LOT. However, what we don't eat has remained dismally unchanged through the past three decades, meaning most people still don't eat vegetables. Most people have remained as distasteful of the green stuff as adults as they were as youngsters, but if you want to improve your health and wellness try out a few of these strategies to get back on the bandwagon!
5th Feb 2017
If the afternoon drag has you feeling drowsy and sluggish, your diet is probably to blame. Even in the absence of nutritional deficiency, the foods you eat (or don't eat) on a regular basis can leave you feeling sluggish and drowsy not long after mealtime. To improve your health & wellness, beware of the following energy saboteurs, which may be to blame for your overwhelming urge for an afternoon nap.
31st Jan 2017
Dieting for weight loss and lean muscle gain is hard enough without making unnecessary mistakes. Make the process as easy as possible by planning and preparing in advance, and stacking the odds of success in your favour.