A common misperception among the general fitness crowd is that all weight training systems are created equal.
Just as playing table tennis with a buddy in your garage is very different from playing Wimbledon tennis, not all exercises, training programs, methods or practices, and set/rep schemes constitute useful strength training when the objective is pushing your numbers up in the gym.
The magic word here being STRENGTH training.
Never before have going to the gym and making healthy lifestyle choices been as trendy as they are nowadays.
General fitness and exercise recommendations are receiving more and more face time in mainstream media each passing day through various articles and news reports.
Consequently, everything from Bosu balls to 100 air squats gets lumped together as “strength training”, when this couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Call it “working out”, “getting toned” or “breaking a sweat”. But don’t call it something it’s not.
It ain’t strength training unless you’re getting stronger.
These five pointers will serve as your guide to creating a strength training program that actually produces results: Continue Reading