Weightlifting isn't as cut and dry as just picking things up and putting them down, or lifting as heavy as possible. Weightlifting is a science, and it involves smart programming to get optimal results, safely. Although a bench press is a bench press, and a squat is a squat, there are plenty of variations and styles of lifting to improve efficiency and results. We've asked Jason Martuscello, C.S.C.S., C.I.S.S.N., and contributor to HUMANFITPROJECT for some of his recommended techniques for beginners that push the limits, break plateaus, and stimulate new muscle growth.
Perform one exercise for high reps with low resistance and at a fast tempo. Immediately following the set, choose a new exercise for the same muscle group and perform the exercise for low repetitions with heavy resistance at a slow tempo. What Are Lifting Tempos?>>>
Perform an exercise at a favorable speed utilizing body leverage to overcome biomechanical weakness in performing repetitions. This is more commonly known as "cheating."Cheat Your Way to More Muscle>>>