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Ready To Workout? Be Sure To Plan Ahead

 

You’ve eaten, taken your preworkout supplement (assuming you use them), and popped in the DVD; you have your worksheet ready and are ready to hit play.  But are you really ready for your workout?  Have you planned out in advance what weights you’re going to need and what your goals are for the day?  If not…you might be selling yourself short.

Let’s say, for example, that you’re doing Body Beast Bulk Biceps.  You’re feeling good, all jacked up and ready to go, so on your first exercise, standing bicep curls, you raise your weights on all six sets for a total of 70 reps.  But think about it – you still have another two bicep exercises to do — 11 sets, and another 95 reps (plus three triceps exercises as well).  Have you burnt yourself out too early?

My suggestion – plan ahead.  Let’s say, for example, the last time you did the standing bicep curls your weights were 20/25/30.  This time, maybe just raise your top weight from 30 to 35.  Then, the next time you do biceps, you can think about raising the lower weights to catch up to the upper.

Do this with all your exercises in each and every workout.  Plan ahead.  Look at what you’ve done, think about where you can raise the weights safely and effectively and do so, while at the same time, take into account about what else you’re going to have to be doing during that workout.  Plan it out when you can sit back and think about it carefully and methodically (not in the heat of the workout), while judicially spacing out where you raise your weights so you don’t burn yourself out right from the start.

It’s not just about lifting bigger.  It’s about planning ahead and thinking smarter.

By Dennis Abrams, TEAM RAGE

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