Have you hit a strength building plateau?

Here are 4 fundamental ways to train for even more strength at the Greenville gym.

  1. Add Load. Adding load (or increasing resistance) to a lift/exercise is a classic way to create more strength and build more muscle. Weight training, for example, employs the principle of progressive overload, in which the muscles are overloaded by striving to lift at least as much weight as they are capable. Sets pile up, and so does the weight. Muscles respond by growing larger and stronger. This process is repeated with progressively heavier weights as the lifter gains more strength and endurance.
  2. Increase Time Under Tension. This can be achieved by performing more reps or performing an exercise longer. This adds to the total work done in your Greenville health club training session.
  3. Increase Range of Motion. In lifting, this is a style of training called progressive movement training, in which the lifter aims to gradually increase the range of motion throughout a training cycle. The lifter will start with a much heavier weight than they could manage in the full range of motion, only moving through a portion of the movement. As the training cycle progresses, the lifter will gingerly increase the range of motion until the joint moves through the full range of the exercise.
  4. Speed Up! Another way to train for more strength, is to increase the tempo of the movement. In lifting, for example, move the bar as fast as possible through the concentric (up) phase of the motion regardless of the load involved. To observers, the increased tempo might not look impressively speedy, but the intention is to explode through the movement as quickly as possible. The workout remains the same in terms of sets, reps and load, but the quality of effort is much greater, as are the training results.

Go heavier, longer and faster to boost your Greenville athletic club training results and create a stronger you. If you need help developing a strength training routine, call on the fitness experts at the Greenville sports club!