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Push Until You Can’t. Rest Until You Can.

Most lifters get stuck in one type of workout. They might just do cardio, or just high rep work, or strength and powerlifting work. But the most efficient method for body change is to make sure weight lifting workouts hit all four of these components at once. To do this, lift weights in a fast-paced, rest-only-when-needed fashion.

Work and Rest Are Synergists

Most people think rest and work are opposites when they’re actually synergists. The more you rest, the harder you’re able to work, and the more you work, the more rest becomes essential. Rest equals quality work, and quality work leads to needed rest.

The best way for women to get the most out of lifting is to think: “Push until you can’t, rest until you can.” In other words, push until you can’t push anymore, and rest only until you can start again.

They should use moderately heavy weights and move between exercises with no defined rest periods. Rest should be taken only when needed, within sets or between sets, and then the workout is resumed wherever they left off before the rest. This allows for the breathless, burning, heavy, and heat effect…Read Full Article…

Original Article: Push Until You Can’t. Rest Until You Can.
By: Dr Jade Teta
From: t-nation.com

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