Top 3 Workouts to Look at This Spring
Now that we have our systems clean and clear and we are finished with all the of the stress of fasting,
cleansing or what not, its time to look at some of my favourite workout regiments for getting the results that I want.
Before I continue I need to stress that there is no Holy Grail when it comes to working out. No one person has a solution that works for everyone. The top secret in the personal training world is, drum role please! They all work. They all get the same results. The trick for us trainers is what does the client like? What works best for them? And for the trainers that get paid more, what will not get my client hurt while doing said exercise routine?
Now, the training regiments that are by and large my favourites that I have tried and use on a consistent basis are:
- Pyramid Training. I have been doing pyramid training for nearly 20 years, and it is by far my favourite. The concept is simple find a weight you can do for 10 reps and do 12, next set increase the mass (weight) by 5 lbs and drop the rep range by 2 (8 in this case) and continue for another 1 or 2 sets. This will help you gain some amazing results and strength in a very short period of time, and you won’t even realize it.
So, your workout should look like this:
Set 1 – Mass 20 lbs – reps 10
Set 2 – Mass 25 lbs – reps 8
Set 3 – Mass 30 lbs – reps 6
Set 4 Mass 35 lbs – reps 4
- German Volume Training. This training is not an easy or exciting form of training but it is extremely effective to get you some serious strength, endurance, and muscularity. I have used this on a female client of mine and she has dropped close to 10 lbs. of fat (if you have been reading my blog posts for a while now you will understand why, if not I will explain next month when I talk about weight loss). To perform this workout is extremely simple. Find a mass that you can do 10 reps with ease then do 10 sets of 10 reps and you are done. It’s that easy. And boring as H E double hockey sticks. But amazingly effective.
- Escalating Density Training. This one is my least favourite but works amazing for body composition transformation (and kind of new for me). It helps build some serious size, can help shed fat like nobody’s business, can increase muscular endurance and is by far my go to work out when I need to test how strong I really am (I do this one on a quarterly basis as a test). So here is what you do:
Week 1: Find a mass you can easily do for 12 reps. Do as many reps as you can in 20 minutes. This becomes your baseline.
Week 2: Your goal is to beat the rep range by 20% with the same mass.
Week 3: If you reached the new rep range in Week 2, then increase the mass by 5% and keep the rep range the same as Week 2, if you didn’t reach the rep range continue with the same mass.
Week 4: If you reached the rep range with the new mass from Week 3 increase the rep range by 20% once again. If not, well see Week 3.
This is not the most pleasant training regiment out there, but it will par none get you some amazing results.
And there you have it folks, my favourite workout programs that I incorporate into my workouts on a regular basis. And it’s like I said before there are so many different types of workout programs out there that you will just have to try them out for yourself and see what you like. I do, however, suggest you give these o