TIDY YOUR TRAINING
De-clutterDe- clutter your training to get fitter, faster
Forget complex workouts. Form and intensity are king
Maximum effort, minimum fuss. That should be your fitness mantra, according to a study from Southampton Solent University, which found that training intensity and good form are vastly more important than exercise order, frequency or complexity.
The study investigated the value of pre-exhaustion training, where the target muscles are exhausted with isolation exercises before compound lifts to provide greater stimulation. Three groups of volunteers were given comparable exercise programmes but with different exercise orders and rest periods. After 12 weeks, the results were strikingly similar.
The order of exercises and time spent resting had minimal to no benefit. The most important factor was performing the moves with good form and maximum commitment. The study even found that significant strength gains can be made from just two 23-minute sessions per week, as long as intensity is maximised. So next time you hit the gym, keep it simple. Do the classic compound lifts, go hard, then go home.