Monitoring for Optimum Results

Never perform a blind workout wherein you just lift weights without regard to the reps, sets, and exact time taken for each exercise. It's a wasted workout. Even if the intensity is sufficient to stimulate some new muscle growth, you'll have no way of knowing what intensity you need next time you're in the gym. It's sloppy, and there is no excuse for it.

The most significant ramification of the inno* vation of the Power Factor and Power Index is the ability, for the first time in the history of strength training, to provide a simple and mathematically precise indication of muscular output. Once this ability is established, it permits the most effective and efficient way to objectively measure your progress. Theories, myths, folklore, and science can all be put to the ultimate laboratory tests: How-much overload does it deliver to the muscles? Does it develop greater strength? How much? How fast?

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Henceforth, every factor that contributes to or detracts from your progress also can he measured.

Being aware of the time it takes to perform an exercise is critical to making e//i-cümi progress.

You will be able to accurately measure the effect of more or fewer reps, more or fewer sets, heavier or lighter weight, longer or shorter workouts, extra days off between workouts, use of different supplements, other variations in your diet, and more. In the domain of bodybuilding, powerlifting, or any other form of strength training, such instant and precise assessment is nothing short of revolutionary. No longer is it necessary for the strength athlete to measure progress by "feel" or "instinct." And all the equipment you need to unleash this powerful new technology is a logbook and a stopwatch—common items in virtually every other sport and yet so crucial in determining and plotting progress.

Could you imagine, for example, an Olympic miler trying to monitor his or her progress by "feel" or "instinct" while experimenting with running techniques like wind sprints, intervals, running hills, and so on, never measuring progress by using a stopwatch? Never having any tangible, objective measure of the effects of his or her training techniques nor of improvement from one month to the next? Yet this is exactly the type of low-tech methodology that strength athletes have always used.

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