Today was my 5th day back in the gym. It also happened to be the infamous leg day. I haven’t worked out legs in months, because 1) I have a huge butt and it just made it even worst 2) My legs were growing so fast, it became a hassle constantly having to purchase new pants (the worst thing is having to say good bye to your favorite shorts that were so awesome because you made gains on your legs!) and 3) I honestly hated training my legs.
This week, was all a reintroduction into weight lifting. Actually, this whole month, is to focus on form. I have always been an advocate about proper form, when working out. It helps reduce injuries and maximize gains. Obviously if you are a massive mofo, you may want to do some forced or cheat reps, to get that extra boast, but for the rest of us, it isn’t even necessary. In fact, using cheat reps and cheat sets, can actually lead to injury and the fact I already have a busted shoulder that has only recently stopped hurting, and had experience with tendonitis, there is no reason for me to do anything but utilize proper form. My goal is to only increase the weight with 10 reps, when it becomes relatively easy for that particular weight. I will always end my last set, once that happens, with the max amount of reps I can do, with perfect form. I have realized in my years of training, that when you perform and execution an exercise, where full relaxation and contraction of the muscles are done, you have really yielding the most gains from your sessions.Read More »