The Importance Of Intensity When Weight Training.
Firstly, lets just say this isn’t reinventing the wheel. Intensity has always been a tool utilised by those willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Intensity itself can be varied many ways, less rest, more weight, more sets, more reps, slower tempo and so on. However, all these methods produce very different results and its sometimes easy to get lost in the information circulating gym floors and internet forums.
I’ll assume that most men who use the age-old 4 sets of 12 routine want to achieve muscular hypertrophy. However, what’s more important than the number of reps is the way they are completed. Sure, you can choose a moderate weight, force 12 reps out then rest for a minute and go again, but what is this actually achieving? The primary focus should be on tension in the desired muscles. When one trains with the idea of intensity in…
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