KEEP IT SIMPLE
Pick a few key lifts and hit them hard. A study published in Applied
Physiology, Nutrition And Metabolism found that complex arrangements of exercises had far less impact on results within a
programme than keeping the intensity high.
TAKE YOUR RECOVERY SERIOUSLY
It’s as important as the workouts. A study published in the International Journal Of Sports Physiology And Performance in 2010 found that a recovery of 48 hours between heavy bench
press sessions optimised strength development.
ALL IMPROVEMENTS ARE IMPORTANT
Even if you’re only making small improvements you’re
still getting better. Buy some micro weight plates (watsongym.co.uk) – they’re not often found in gyms, but
they’re useful for adding small increases to your lifts.