Think lifting a weight just means moving it up and down? Okay, technically it does. But there are a lot of different ways to approach that moving! Confusing your muscles by trying something different forces them to work harder to adapt. Sometimes getting a great weight workout means dropping the weights. (Not literally! That hurts. And it's usually against gym rules.) Using only your own body for resistance can help you make sure your form is correct, is less likely to cause injury, and can be just as intense as pumping iron.
Get ready, get set, and get strong with simple exercise hacks to lift more weight in seconds.
Im not a patient guy, but I know it takes a lot of time and hard work to add weight to all your exercises. That is, until we find a shortcut to help us lift more weight and save us the extra weeks, if not months, it would normally take to make those gains.
Even with an intelligent workout routine and flawless diet, it still takes time to increase the weight on your bench press by, say, 10 pounds. But with four quick hacks, youll do that in a single workout.
Think long-term: if you spike your strength levels instantly on each workout, youll create more muscle-growth every time. Soon, youll gain more size, and sculpt a strong, hard physique faster.
Make a fist and squeeze as hard as you can. Now, squeeze your glutes and try again. What happened?
You squeezed …
You may not notice your knees turning in slightly as you squat—until you suddenly have a lot of hip pain. A professional trainer can watch you in ways you can't see in the mirror and make minor corrections to your form that will both help you build muscle faster and prevent injuries down the road. If you plan on lifting weights regularly (as you should, it's great for your physical and mental health!), then investing in a personal training session to get your form checked out is well worth it.