Stay committed to the gym (or work out at home!) and constantly fine-tune your workouts, and you’re sure to be getting stronger by a significant margin in just a few weeks.
And as you’ve probably heard, building muscle and achieving a beach-ready physique aren’t just about lifting weights. You’ll also need to devote your energy, focus, and insight to your nutrition and sleep, too. Factor in your job, your family and friends, and everything else you deal with in life, and that’s a lot.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can improve your strength—we’ve rounded up 50 of them here. With these helpful training tips, you’ll be well on your way to your strongest athletic performance yet.
1. Work up to your heaviest weight instead of using a pyramid
Do several warmup sets with low reps that prepare you to lift your heaviest on your last few sets. That way, you’ll have energy for those sets—the most crucial ones for strength gains. Say you’re planning to squat with 300 pounds for five reps. You could do 135 pounds for six reps, 185 for five, 225 for three, 275 for two, and then 300 for five. By the time you get to the 300 set, you’ll be thoroughly warmed up but not fatigued.
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