Two main issues with training intensity
There is a lot to be said for training intensity and there are two main issues I see with it.
1. You aren’t lifting anywhere near heavy enough, breezing through your reps, the workout takes you half as long as it should and you walk out of the gym like you just put on your active wear to get a Iced, Half Caff, Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte with the gang.
2. The other end of the spectrum, your one hour workout is taking you about 3 and you’re bragging to the boys that you spend 3 hours in the gym everyday working in your gains. Bro the only thing you’ve worked on is looking through Instagram at your idols and wondering why you don’t look like them?!
Training intensity is very important, following strict rest periods where necessary (I don’t mean sit there staring at a clock, but for a few workouts time your rests so you’ve got an idea of how long that looks like) it is key. As well as lifting enough to warrant those rest periods, when you’re in the gym you should be lifting enough to NEED that rest not just take it cause it was written on your plan.
Don’t worry you can handle a little bit of soreness the next day and don’t worry the world will keep spinning if you put the phone down. Now I’m off to take a selfie in the gym.
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