Tuesday, 3 April 2012
If you have found yourself stuck doing a the same weights routine for over six weeks I would strongly recommend trying a few weeks of pre-fatigue/pre-exhaustion training. Not only will changing your routine provide a "fresh" stimuli causing your body to keep adapting but it'll also help keep you motivated with your training.
Pre-fatigue/pre-exhaustion is a tough way to train really overloading the muscles so expect to feel a little sore after the first one or two workouts. The principle involves performing one isolation (single joint) exercise directly before a compound (multi joint) exercise. This results in the agonist (main muscle) of the compound movement being thoroughly worked.
The weight is set so that you work to failure for the 10 or 15 repetitions.
The first exercise is followed directly by the second.
A rest period is taken only after both exercises have been completed.
For more information or help with alternative training routines please contact:
Dan Byrne at firstname.lastname@example.org