Big Pump and Strength
Building strength isn’t just for body builders and power lifters anymore, everyone is chasing down that next big PR (personal record). If you’re on the road to massive strength gains stay tuned because the coming paragraphs are stacked with information on how you can improve your strength.
Getting big and strong doesn’t require 40 hours a week in the gym anymore. If you truly want to maximize your strength you need to incorporate a few things that will help you train smarter not harder. Here are the top 3 ways to boost your strength
1. Use compound movements and lift heavy:
If your time in the gym is limited use movements that target more than one area. We’re talking about squats, cleans, overhead press, pull ups, etc. Stay away from the isolation movements, like bicep curls. The only time to use these is as an accessory lift when you want to experience some burnout.
Your main lifts should utilize multiple, large muscles groups. Get the biggest bang for your buck by working the quads, glutes and hamstring all at once during front squats, or biceps, lats, and traps with chin ups. These big movers will tax the body at a higher level pushing for greater adaptation and strength gains.
When performing weighted movements aim to lift 5-10 more than the week before. These are small manageable jumps from week to week but over the course of the month you’ll have added 20-40 lbs on one lift!
2. Make sure you rest
Rest and recovery is where the magic happens. Every workout you engage in breaks down muscle tissue to some degree, this is the whole goal of the workout. Why? Because in the recovery phase the body will repair the tissue then build it up bigger and stronger than before so that it can handle the stimulus of weightlifting. This recovery phase is where progress takes place and is necessary for your body to improve its strength.
3. Use the right supplements
If you are pushing it hard in the gym, your body will need a little bit extra to support your workouts and recovery phase. Whether its in the form of whey protein, BCAAs, creatine or protein shakes, make sure your getting a clean product that will benefit your efforts.
For those in the market for some quality products, start your workout with our top of the line pre-workout Arginine Pump. We have gone through the efforts of finding the exact mixture of arginine, citrulline malate and beet extract that your body needs to maximize blood flow to the muscles as the effort and intensity increases. This pre-workout allows you to put forth max effort with minimal energy.
Boost your workouts by obtaining the best supplements, training compound movement and increasing the weight in small increments each week. Allow for adequate recovery between workouts and watch the numbers grow as your strength skyrockets beyond belief.