Time-efficient training is a vitally important topic because lack of time is one of the most commonly reported barriers to exercising consistently. For many people, "no time to train" is their number one problem, or at least it's their biggest perceived problem. I say "perceived" because if they knew about the time-saving training strategies you're about to learn in this blog post, they wouldn't see "no time" as a problem anymore.
I'd like to introduce a new type of "hybrid" split routine designed for building both muscle and strength at the same time. You'll get a lot stronger on this schedule, but because you don't train heavy every day of the week, it's fairly easy on your joints. It also rotates some of the exercises through the week so you don't get bored, and it uses triple progression so you can keep making gains on the same routine for 12 weeks straight.
Weight training systems that save you time without compromising your gains are the most valuable kind for busy people. When the same training method helps you easily achieve progressive overload as well, that takes it to a whole other level. The rest pause training method is one of the few that achieves both. It's not a new technique - it's been used by pro bodybuilders for at least 60 years, but outside of physique sports, most people don't even know what rest pause is. Now, decades later, scientists have confirmed how effective and efficient it is so if you're not using it, you're missing out... |image1|
Is a full body workout better? Full body workouts can be quite effective and they suit a lot of people's goals, schedules and preferences. The problem is when a training guru claims that full body workouts are superior to split routines for helping to increase fat loss. That's not necessarily true and here's why...
It's possible to build a lot of muscle with no split routine at all. Full body workouts have their place, especially for beginners, for time efficiency and for "back to basics" strength training. But suppose you have a physique and visual aesthetics goal and decided to go with a body part split. What is the best split routine for building muscle?
What is the best time of day to work out? I wouldn’t blame you if you were confused about this because everyone seems to have an opinion: Conventional wisdom says train in the morning to start your day right
A lot of people do cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before eating breakfast, hoping that this will increase fat loss. For sure, fasted cardio can help with fat loss, [...]
Even before modern scientific research on supersets was ever published, world-class bodybuilders had already figured it out. Antagonist superset training was a favorite technique of the bodybuilding champions in the 60s and 70s Golden Era, including Mr. America Dave Draper and the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is the definitive guide to supersets…
There are standard guidelines for choosing all your weight training variables. Traditional trainers and textbooks advise us to follow these rules if we want the best results in strength and [...]
Why It’s Possible To Gain Muscle Lifting Light Weights For High Reps… And The 1 Key To Making It Happen
Most people believe that if they don’t lift heavy, they’ll never gain muscle. High rep, light weight training has always been thought of as for endurance or toning. Some people would even say, "Lifting light is for wimps." Science now shows that you can build muscle with light weights if you do 1 thing