Strength Training Simplified
May 25th, 2018
Do you ever get stuck on how you should be approaching strength training?
There’s so many resources out there from YouTube tutorials and training articles to more personal approaches through gyms and trainers.
We offer lots of different resources on our website to help you out. Training schedules in particular can be really helpful in planning and sticking to a workout. We’ve got different plans for different levels and training frequencies.
Training for strength is quite different to that of bodybuilding. Where bodybuilding prioritises leanness, size and relative proportions, for strength training these are at best of secondary importance, if not important at all. Strength training on the other hand is not concerned with appearance and as its name suggests is simply concerned with strength.
It’s important to consider some of these other factors when training for strength:
- Warm up - Get in the zone
- Controlled, heavy, low rep sets
- Compound lifts, then isolation lifts
- Record your lifts
- Eat big
- Supplement wisely
More information into each of these steps can be found here.
If you’re interested in strength training, we’ve got some online resources available that cater to different levels.
Typically people will get better results with higher training frequency especially if they are past the beginner training phase. However you can still get good results even if you are restricted to just three training sessions each week as long as you diet and supplement properly.
Female Specific Strength Programs:
Strong is the new fit. Gone are the days of T.V. aerobics and 1kg weights that do almost nothing to fatigue your muscles. Increasingly more and more women are understanding that heavy weights training is the best way to achieve their goals. Proper weight training can really maximise results in the gym.
Weight training is a way to get toned and to burn calories. Although, it can be a bit intimidating to hit the weight section of a gym. This may be because you’re unfamiliar with the weight machines or what exercises you should be doing, gym stigma or just a lack of confidence.
We’ve developed some plans to help females who want to get more into weight training, both with machine equipment and without. We’ve also checked in with some personal trainers at Crunch Fitness who have offered some advice for getting into weight training. You can read their full article here.
We offer some female specific plans that cater to different levels:
- 3 Training Sessions Per Week (Beginner)
- 4 Training Sessions Per Week (Intermediate)
- 5 Training Sessions Per Week (Advanced)
It’s important to remember to:
- Choose the right exercises
- Train with proper intensity
- Focus on getting stronger
- Set your weeks up with deliberate training splits
You can read a more detailed overview of this here.
You can go to the gym and train on heavy exercises but if you aren't basing your training program on the key exercises for muscle strength then you are never going to get the results that you want. This program is based on all the major exercises that are most effective in building muscle strength and toning.
Whether you’re new to weight training or well experienced, we’ve got some plans that can really help you develop you program. Feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like further help with fitness or supps.