Get The Best Workout

17 Apr

Many times, I walk around the gym thinking to my self, do they just come to the gym to say they came or are they really trying to better themselves? If you put an hour a day 4 or 5 times a week, you’ll look better. Simple as that. So while you’re there, get the best result.

funny0349Wear the proper clothes to move around in. Not khakis, jeans, or have a jacket on. Come on, let’s be real here. And sandals? Is this an Arnold Palmer iced tea and lemonade tasting?

A common mistake I see so often: Stretching before you lift. Or rather, stretching before your muscles are completely warmed up. Think of your muscles as a sponge. Stretching a dry sponge sounds uncomfortable, because it is. Get some blood flow to your muscles before you stretch.

Your repetitions should be slow and controlled. I always see the opposite, as though they’re trying to should how much they can lift…. really fucking fast. They’ll get about 2 reps in a second. Superman obviously quit his day job and chose the role of occupying your body for today’s workout! Congratulations, you drove to the gym at least. I’ll give you that.

Now, depending on how long you’ve been working out, the rest between each set should be between 30 seconds – 2 minutes rather than a 4 minute conversation about WhY D4t GUrL DiD U B4d. Stay focused, even if you’re with a friend or two.

It doesn’t matter if you’re cutting or not, that unwritten rule of doing “more repetitions at a lower rate” won’t get you anywhere and I’ll tell you why. You build muscles because your body is sensing addition workload. The body doesn’t actually ever need this addition muscle to function at a good rate, so by applying a heavy workload, your body will continue to retain that muscle. If your body is starting to sense that workload decrease, you’ll start to lose that extra muscle. If you really want to cut, then continue your workout as planned. I could come up with a bullshit percentage about how much your diet plays into your goal for a better body, so it’s 71%. You’re eating fried foods? Great! I’m not your mother.

So, I just got a craving for coffee. I’m going to stop writing.

-Tyler J. Cuda

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