Maximize your strength training routine by cutting out these time wasters.Read article
If you’ve been following the Eternal Beach-Body Workout Plan, you’ve probably noticed that most of the workouts so far have featured high reps and short rest periods—classic high-volume work designed to elicit muscle hypertrophy.
But as you get further into Eternal Beach-Body Phase II, you’ll start to see those reps go down and those rest periods go up. That’s a formula for higher intensity—which means you should also be dialing in slightly higher weights for each exercise. Why the switch? By dialing in higher intensity, you’ll stimulate greater strength gains in your muscles, as well as increasing your muscle endurance.
Do each exercise in straight sets; complete all sets of each exercise before moving on to the next.
Make sure you pay attention to the designated rest—45 seconds will go by fast, and you’ll be well served by tracking your rest periods on your watch or on a clock.
You should be able to use slightly heavier weights than those you had used for previous higher-volume workouts in the Eternal Beach-Body Workout Plan.