In the last few weeks, your gym has probably been as packed as an IMAX theater with more strange creatures than Star Wars latest saga "The Force Awakens".
If you’re one of those resolutioners ready to turn those holiday cookies and malty winter brews into lean muscle, you should know what to expect. Gym Wildlife gives you a National Geographic-esque look at the creatures you’ll find on those sweaty-ass benches and barely moving treadmills.
From there, what's your fitness goal? is it Hypertrophy? (getting bigger), losing weight?, toning up? getting stronger? just be clear on what you want, then get a plan of action, with your trainer.
In the Video. ( click here to go to a facebook post)
I am doing a "Matrix workout" on the bench press, what is that? it’s lifting full & partial repetitions in a sequence at only 40% of my maximum lift, & this is for Hypertrophy/ & toning, by doing this you cumulatively recruit more and more "reserve" muscle fibers.
So lets see the breakdown, my (1RML) on the Bench press is currently 140kg, so 40% of that is 56kg, round it off to 55kg
(Bar is 20kg +10kg+ 5kg +2.5kg weight on each side)
My body weight is 95kg / 209lbs so that's 147% of my body weight to lift ratio.
How about you where do you fit in?, Personal training clients over the years in the city, I have experienced an average around 70% - 110% (males) of body weight to lift ratio & 40% - 90% (females) of body weight to lift ratio)
In the video you see me doing one set of 5 sets in total of (“C" Matrix Giant steps) with 90 sec rest in between sets...
5 full reps
1 half up
2 half down
3 full reps
4 half up
5 half down
6 full reps
There are plenty more ways to get to your fitness goals, if this post gets you thinking & empowered because you realise your coming to my page for ideas & help, that's great, please show your appreciation by clicking the like button & comment & share with respect , enjoy the festive season & each other ~S.A