Build Muscle Quickly With A Burnout Session
It’s a fact that the majority of gym-goers lift weights in order to increase strength and encourage muscular hypertrophy. However, the main problem here is that weightlifting can become monotonous very quickly. It’s important you continue to keep your body guessing with a variety of different exercises. That way, you’ll not only increase motivation, but also force target muscles to keep on developing.
Another method you could try from the traditional set repetitions is something called burnouts, which effectively means working a certain muscle or region to exhaustion. It is believed by many to be a good way to build both strength and size. Over at Fitness Beans, they explain how to perform them:
To perform a burnout for any given exercise you should commence at the base which involves reduced resistance and higher repetitions. Gradually you should alter the balance of these 2 variables whereby you reach the peak and perform lower repetitions at an enhanced resistance.
You then work back down to the base again before finishing. Allow no more than 20-30 seconds rest in between each set otherwise your muscles will start to recover which is not the desired outcome of this exercise method.
One of the many advantages of the burnout method is that it can be applied to every single gym based exercise. As long as you have a means of enhancing the resistance, you will be able to perform the burnout successfully.
Why not give burnouts a try the next time you’re in the gym? It makes a nice break from your usual routine and, as previously mentioned, is great for building muscle mass. Inject some new impetus into your workout and start to reap its huge rewards today!
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