TURN DOWN THE VOL­UME

Men's Health (South Africa) - - BREAKTHROUGH FITNESS -

With lift­ing, less is of­ten more: a Uni­ver­sity of Syd­ney study pit­ted Ger­man vol­ume train­ing – a 10-set, 10-rep pro­gramme of com­pound ex­er­cises, such as bench presses and leg presses – against a five-set, 10-rep pro­gramme. Six weeks later, the group do­ing fewer sets had more im­prove­ment in their 1-rep max on the bench press and leg press. If mus­cle is your aim, try tak­ing it down a notch. Re­searchers sug­gest four to six sets per move; any more may sab­o­tage your gains.

GET OUT!

From the De­part­ment of Ob­vi­ous Sci­ence: you’ll en­joy an out­door hike more than the tread­mill.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.