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).