As a fitness professional and someone who loves training, I’m always trying to think outside the box and shock my body in new ways.
Hitting the Iron is great, especially if your goal is to increase hypertrophy and add overall size to the muscle,but if you really want to step up your game begin to master functional exercises.
I’m talking things like:
dips, push-ups, pull-ups, walking laterals, pistol squats, and so on..
Just performing these exercises once in a blue-moon is not going to cut it though, you must be relentless in your efforts and practice the hell out of these moves at all times.
I train with weights any where from 4-6 times a week depending on my split, but I always pick at least 2 days out of the week to focus on bodyweight only.
The good thing about bodyweight training is that you don’t need much equipment, if any at all.
Also, since the stress isn’t as hardcore on your central nervous system as weightlifting can be you can perform these exercises more frequently.
When I was having trouble mastering the pull-up, I made sure to perform them every single day.
Mastering push-ups, same thing.
Regardless if it was “chest” day or “back” day I never missed a beat until I knew I had them mastered.
Try it yourself.
For the next 30 days your mission is to add in sometime form of functional training in with your normal weight training protocol every day.
So even if that means waking up every morning before you start your day and knocking out some push-ups.
How many? Doesn’t matter, just beat your previous day and always try to push for that one extra rep.
You will see after 30 days of consistent action that your not only stronger, but your physique will
take on a whole new persona as well.
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Train hard brothers,