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Upgrade Your Workout With Drop Sets

19 Feb

Drop sets are a great way to make your time in the gym more effective and efficient.  Regardless of whether your goals include getting strongerbiggerfitter, or leaner, drop sets will provide the challenge you’re looking for and really rev your metabolism in the process.

Typically, drop sets involve performing an exercise to failure, quickly reducing the weight, doing another set of the same exercise to failure, and repeating this process.

Here’s a way to incorporate drop sets into your current workout plan:

  • On the final set of each exercise, go to failure — do as many repetitions as you can safely manage.
  • Rest a few seconds (just enough time to decrease the weight).
  • Reduce the weight by about 25% and perform as many reps as you can.

Add drop sets to your training plan by making one day a week a “drop sets” day (or, perhaps, one week per cycle).

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Make Waves with Battling Ropes

5 Aug

Battle-ropes[1]Training with battling ropes is a great metabolic workout, according to a report from Men’s Health magazine.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota found that using battling ropes for just 10 minutes can burn about 150 calories.

Finish your next training session with this workout:

  • Hold an end of the rope in each hand.
  • Get in an athletic stance (as pictured); chin up, chest up; feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart; hips down, knees bent; torso and legs relaxed.
  • Begin making alternating, up-and-down waves.
  • Go for 15 seconds and rest for 45 seconds (that’s one circuit).
  • Perform 10 circuits.

Please also see, Improve Muscle Endurance with Battling Ropes.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Upgrade Your Workout With Drop Sets

9 Jun

what-is-a-drop-set-workout[1]Drop sets are a great way to make your time in the gym more effective and efficient.  Regardless of whether your goals include getting stronger, bigger, fitter, or leaner, drop sets will provide the challenge you’re looking for and really rev your metabolism in the process.

Typically, drop sets involve performing an exercise to failure, quickly reducing the weight, doing another set of the same exercise to failure, and repeating this process.

Here’s a way to incorporate drop sets into your current workout plan:

  • On the final set of each exercise, go to failure — do as many repetitions as you can safely manage.
  • Rest a few seconds (just enough time to decrease the weight).
  • Reduce the weight by about 25% and perform as many reps as you can.

Add drop sets to your training plan by making one day a week a “drop sets” day (or, perhaps, one week per cycle).

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Try This Outdoor Fat-Burning Workout

26 May
Mountain Climber Exercise

Mountain Climber Exercise

Want to burn some serious fat this summer?  Try this outdoor workout from rugby player extraordinaire, Rob Smith.

This high-intensity cardio circuit will rev your metabolism and challenge your endurance.

Here’s how to do it:

50-yard sprint

  • 4 times, 10-15 seconds rest between each

Burpees

Mountain climbers

Jumping jacks

  • 3 rounds, no rest between each; increase reps (10, 15, 20) each round

50-yard sprint

  • 4 times, 10-15 seconds rest between each

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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