Plateau busting technique for weight training.

I’ve been using a certain technique for the last two months which has given me great results, which I would like to share with you.

When you are an advanced lifter, any gain in strength is a victory, even if it’s an improvement of one repetition. Just remember weight training is all about increasing strength and increasing strength one step at a time, one repetition at a time.

If your rep goal is 10 repetitions with a certain weight, but you have been on a sticking point and you can only do six repetitions and no more try this technique: Do 10 repetitions anyway, by any means possible.

Lift the weights until you can’t do any more.
Lift the weights until you can’t do any more repetitions with good form.
Rest enough to be able to complete 1 more rep, put it down again and repeat until completing the desired amount of reps
Rest enough to be able to complete 1 more rep, put it down again and repeat until completing the desired amount of reps.

My favourite way of doing this is training to failure then resting for a short time that’s just enough rest to enable your fatigued muscles to complete another 1 repetition. Repeat it again, until you get 10 repetitions. This short rest between repetitions may vary between the types of exercises, but should range between 5 – 10 seconds. This is called “rest pause training after failure”. Try this intensity technique for one or two months and watch your repetitions before failure increase.

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