Increase weights drop reps take longer rest periods between sets

This will extend the life of a workout by weeks, if not months. Let's say most of the exercises in the workout start out with DeLorme's 3 X 10 configuration of sets and reps.

After four weeks, say, you decide to change it to 4 X 8, using heavier weights. That makes your workout longer and harder, and certainly would produce some new adaptations. You'll get stronger, you'll build more muscle, and with the increased volume and effort, I'd bet on you getting leaner, too.

Three weeks later you go to 5 X 5, and you get stronger and bigger and possibly leaner, too, although my guess is that you're eating a lot more at this point (heavy weights make me hungry as hell). So maybe you're getting a lot bigger and stronger, but your waist is also thickening a bit.

After three weeks, you go to 8 X 3, and do that for another three weeks.

Now you've taken that single workout and made it last thirteen weeks. You've gotten tremendously stronger, and you've put on some serious muscle, but possibly some fat, too. Worse than the extra fat, your joints are aching and you're bored out of your skull from doing the same exercises over and over for three months. So what else can you do?

Fitting Exercise Into A Busy Schedule

Fitting Exercise Into A Busy Schedule

Fit exercise into your busy schedule? Thats as absurd as saying that there are eight days in a week! First, youve never exercised before or engaged regularly in a sport second, youve never been into the fitness crowd and have had meager time for such pursuits, and third, youre far too busy to even think of exercise.

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