Intensity Vs Volume

Tips for guys who have trouble putting on muscle by jason ferruggia

To train effectively and safely, you need to understand the difference between lifts that work through "intensity" and those that require "volume." The squat, deadlift, and bench press are all intensity exercises. They require exacting form. If you do too many sets or reps (more than five per set), you risk injury and overtraining. Alternatively, dips, pushups, and chinups are volume exercises. It's safe and more effective to perform lots of reps on them. Save the heavy lifting for the barbell exercises, and finish your workouts with easier exercises where you can do the most reps.

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Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

Turbo Charged Fitness With The Tabata System

The Tabata workout system is a version of the High Intensity Interval Training program developed by Professor Izumi Tabata as training for Olympic speed skaters in 1996. The results studies conducted on the training program confirm that even a four minute cardiovascular exercise routine improves a persons level of fitness.

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