Have you told yourself over and over again that you just can't do something, even though you have nothing to base that on? What would happen if you just started believeing the OPPOSITE? Simple little shift in mindset. But it could change your life.
Sticking with the "opposite theme", here are 3 cool workout tips that you can use to switch up your workouts without sacrificing results.
1) Do the opposite exercise workout
If you are doing weights, try using bodyweight exercises instead, and vice-versa. So let's say you are doing dumbbell chest presses, switch to an advanced pushup instead. Or maybe you are doing db rows, so switch to pullups, chinups, or bodyweight rows. Doing lunges? Switch to bulgarian split squats and use the 1 & 1/2 rep style.
2) Use opposite style rest periods (Take extra rest between exercises)
In this method, I want you to take 1 minute between exercises and 2 minutes between supersets. The extra rest will allow you to lift heavier weights. But that will make your workout longer, so cut out the third superset.
3) Opposite programming supersets to circuit
If you are doing supersets, switch to doing all the exercises in a circuit. you'll use lighter weights (slightly), but possibly get your workout done faster. A great change of pace without sacrificing results.
My schedule this week got switched up a bit. I'm flying to LA tomorrow (and boy, will my arms be tired), so I moved up tomorrows workout to today:
1) Trap bar deadlift - 370x2x5
2A) glute ham raise
2B) hanging knee raise
2C) side plank
I will probably use workout tip #1 from above and do bodyweight stuff on Friday or Saturday.
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Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS