Workout Tips

5 Ways to Amp Up Muscle Growth

If your goal in life is to build muscle, check out these 5 fitness tweaks to get you where you want to be.



There’s nothing worse than not getting what you want, especially when it’s at the expense of your blood, sweat and tears shed at the gym. Okay, maybe not tears but you get my drift. Why do you work out? Obviously to build muscle and strength. Whether you’re training for a particular sport or just want to look wicked naked, apply these bodybuilding tips below to take your training and strength to the next level. 

1) Don't Count Reps

Traditionally we are taught to count reps, but some days you're going to feel like a billion bucks and others as flat as a Paleo pancake. Go with how your body feels and get the total number of reps done, but don't be so strict when counting reps during each set.

Take Home Message:

If your program calls for 5 sets of 5 reps (25 total reps) and you're able to hit additional reps on the first few sets, don't stop at 5! For example, your “5 sets of 5 reps” may end up looking like 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 or 6, 6, 5, 4, 4. Regardless, go by how you feel and use as many or as few sets possible to complete all 25 reps. 


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