Reducing rest between sets will:
- improve your anaerobic endurance,
- allow you to do more work in a shorter period of time,
- increase your EPOC
- and force you to burn fat faster.
Unless you’re trying to get huge, cutting your rest periods to 30 seconds or less is a great thing to do.
2. Start doing some Unilateral Training
Working one limb at a time is a great way to correct muscle imbalances, turn a bench press into a core exercise and get you stronger with less strain on your joints
3. Get Serious about Peri-Workout Nutrition
3 meals a day isn’t going to cut it if you want to get the best results from your workouts.
To maximize performance, recovery & fat loss, you need to get smart about what you eat and when you eat it.
This article goes into lots of detail about Peri-Workout Nutrition
4. Improve your Joint Mobility
Most gym-goers barely find time to stretch their muscles.
Almost none of them try to mobilize tight or impinged joints.
And that’s too bad. Because I bet 9 out of 10 people at your gym have at least one bad joint that could be magically healed with a proper joint mobility program.
5. Buy a Foam Roller
Seriously…buy a foam roller. Your muscles and your bank account will thank you
Lately, I have been using a Rumble Roller. It’s softer than my previous roller, but those knobs really do the trick on my IT bands and tight hip muscles.
As well, one of my clients used it on her tight trap muscles to help eliminate tension headaches.
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