It’s freezing cold outside but you know those beach-ready muscles won’t happen by themselves just by sleeping in (although it is extremely tempting). Good on you for making #betterlifechoices!
Here are 5 steps to weight training to be beach-ready by summer
Tip # 1 - Are You Going for Strength or Size?
The simplest way to navigate this is:
- Do low weight & high reps to increase strength & tone
- Do high weight & low reps to increase size
Tip # 2 - Make Sure Your Technique Is Good
This is where a few introductory sessions with a PT comes in. If you feel unsure about using any equipment, ask - and opt for assisted machines rather than free-weights.
Tip # 3 - Aim To Work Each Muscle Group At Least Once A Week
Work on your chest and shoulders one day, biceps and triceps on another and back and legs on the third day. Or, you may opt for shorter sessions with a different group each day.
Tip # 4 - It’s Easy For Your Results To Plateau…
…that is, if you don't mix it up your exercise routine. I like to consult a personal trainer every 6 weeks to start a fresh program.
TIP # 5 - Work Out With A Buddy
This will not only make you more likely to go to the gym when the temperature drops, but it keeps you motivated during the session.