Training “smart” means more than just knowing how to use the machines in your gym correctly. You have to think critically about your workouts, and make sure everything you do has a specific purpose and will get you closer to your goals. Here are five common mistakes guys make when training and how to fix them.
You have to vary reps based on the exercise and what muscles you’re training. Upper-body pressing moves train fast-twitch muscle fibers, so they should mainly be done with lower reps (sets of six to eight). Your leg muscles are designed for endurance, so sets of 12 or more reps are appropriate.