MAKE EVERY REP COUNT
Every rep makes up a set, every set makes up an exercise and every exercise makes up a workout. Sounds simple right? Well, it is but it is easy to overlook the really important aspect of the equation, and that is making sure “Every” rep counts. In an effort to get our workout done and dusted its often easy to just hit the gym and go through the motions. Getting sloppy with your form, swinging the weights instead of using your muscles to lift them and focusing purely on how much you lift rather than how you lift it! The foundation of a productive bodybuilding workout is the art of making every rep count. Putting your mind into the muscle, feeling the muscle as you lift the weight and paying attention to the time your muscle is under tension. In general most gym goers will get far better results by reducing their weights by 25% and focusing on rep timing. In general 2 seconds for the first stage of the movement, with a one second squeeze at the mid point followed by a 3 second decent. Total time to perform one rep is five seconds. This is what is refered to as (TUT) Time Under Tension and this is the essence of or the work ethic of each repetion you perform.
The next time you are in the gym take a few steps back. Reduce your weights, apply moreore focus to each rep and make every rep count. I am confidentfid t ththatt ththe results lt you will witness in the following weeks will be quite astounding. The reason why... Because you are now paying attention to the most important element of your workout - Reps, and making each and every one of them count.