|Best Weight Lifting Workout Tips|
|by Jim O'Connor
Imagine starting your strength training routine knowing you are about to begin the most effective, efficient
workout routine possible. Being on a weight lifting workout routine that gets you in and out of the gym as
quickly as possible with maximum benefit is what everyone should be aiming for.
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After twenty plus years of celebrity fitness training in Beverly Hills, California, I would like to share
with you my top six, most effective, weight lifting tips. If you follow these tips, you will know you have
accomplished the maximum in the least amount of time.
Here are the six best muscle building workout tips I have discovered throughout my years as a celebrity
fitness trainer. Please note: consult with your physician prior to taking part in any exercise program. Each
individual has their own specific medical history, and overall objectives.
1. Use Multi-Joint Exercises
You will want to incorporate weight lifting exercises that work more than one muscle group at a time. Two or
more joints are moving throughout a particular strength training exercise. Performing an exercise like this will
utilize a greater amount of muscle fibers, thus stimulating growth, as well as burning more calories. Examples
of such multi-joint exercises are the chest press, leg press, leg squat, pulldown, and shoulder press. These are
all very effective exercises leading to greater muscle development.
2. Focus on Form Before Weight
While lifting weights, it is important to focus on form. Let the particular muscle do the work, not
momentum, or other muscles you are not targeting. You goal is to fatigue a particular muscle to its absolute
maximum. It is not important to impress someone else in the gym with the weights you are lifting. Focus on
working the muscle!
3. Repetitions Should Be Slow and Controlled
Eliminating the external force, momentum, is the key. Once again, let the targeted muscle do the work, and
nothing else. Zone in on that particular muscle. You should concentrate on moving the weight using a cadence of
two seconds positive motion, and four seconds back (negative). Please remember, this is weight lifting, not
4. Proper Rest Between Workouts Is Critical
Make sure your weight training workouts are high enough in intensity to stimulate muscle tissue growth, and
have the proper rest between workouts to allow this growth to occur. The average amount of rest between workouts
is 2–10+ days depending upon the intensity level. You shouldn't feel tired, and sore before your next
workout, but eager to conquer the weights.
5. Don't Do Too Many Sets
Too many sets will put you in an over-trained zone. All you need is one all-out set to momentary muscle
failure in order to stimulate optimal muscle growth. Anything more is counter productive. However, light warm-up
sets are fine, and necessary.
6. Track Your Progress
Without tracking your workouts you will not know where you are, and where you need to go. Be a mad scientist
and track your workouts. The information you gather will tell you more about yourself than a muscle magazine will.
If you want the most effective, efficient weight training workout, then follow these six simple tips to
maximum muscle development.
About The Author:
Jim O'Connor is an Exercise Physiologist, author, and publisher located in Beverly Hills, California. He
combines his education with practical knowledge to promote Wellness Word.com
To discover additional weight training workout tips visit Wellness Word Blog
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