Fitness Friday: Heavy Weight Training

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    Today we are going to talk about another routine and one many are familiar with in weight training. If you played sports in high school or visit the gym this is probably the most well known workout especially among men. The goal here is to create strength and do that by concentrating on lifting as heavy as you can while still controlling the weight. This routine focuses on putting a lot of stress on your larger muscle groups by pushing them to work harder in less intervals (ie 4-6 sets of bench press and squats at 1-8 reps each).

    Example:

    Bench Press 60% of 1 rep max 6 reps
    70% of 1 rep max 4 reps
    80% of 1 rep max 2 reps

    Pros: Builds confidence as you see yourself lifting heavier and heavier over time. Grow stronger muscles as well as burn calories hours after the workout as your body is recovering.

    Cons: Injury especially if you are using poor form and do not have a proper spot. Possible loss in fluidity: if you do the same workout over and over with out incorporating different movements you for one risk becoming bored as well as not building minor muscles that you use in every day activities. So basically listen to your body if you go to the gym and you are tired of doing arms on Mondays after doing it for 2 months straight try changing it up by doing legs, crossfit, plyometrics, or cardio.

    Kept this one short because being this is basic we want to open this up for you to post workout ideas to share (ie you routine for the day, sets, reps, etc).
     
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    Another great Fitness Friday thread.
    Thank you PC!

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    Great article..
     
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    Found a new method for me... On bench, pause at the bottom or with the bar an inch off of your chest.... Pause for the count of three.. Then fire the bar back up(controlled of course) hold it up at the top for the count of 1, slow back down for the count of three hold again.. Whew... Talk about tearing up some muscle fibres...
     
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    Pause reps are soo brutal!! :lifting:

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    Look up hulk smash and that is all I can say here. Can not post the video because of language.
     
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    Lol! CT Fletcher? Language? ;)

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    He's resting the bar a bit too much, at least as it appears to me.. But I've seen that before..
     
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    Just while he's waiting on CT.

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    I get that, but the point is, you're not supposed to rest the bar on your chest.. Its a tut (time under tension) thing..

    The bar shouldn't be digging down into you. I get the power thing.. But there's a difference in this, which is more like a bottom end rest pause.. Which is essentially removing the weight from your pecs.. For pause reps, you're supposed to keep your pecs engaged (or whatever muscles you're working for the exercise).. For rest pause. You're giving the muscle a break, then going again, Ideally to get as many reps in at a higher weight, as you can..
     
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    Agreed sir!

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