Here are some good rules to follow on your training, assuming you have some experience already, and not just starting off in your very first session (although i will go over that process soon in future posts).
1. Don’t get over-obsessed with lifting too much weight. Most people, especially males will be obsessed with how much they can bench press, how much their friends are lifting and so on. The reality is it doesn’t matter! All that matters is that you are improving regularly and you are using proper form when you perform each set, and don’t get carried away. You should feel the muscle working on every single exercise, i would go for 3 sets of 8 reps on each exercise. Doing 12-15 reps is only suitable for those with different goals and 3 sets of 8 works big time for nearly e veryone i know trust me!
2. Try resting for 45 seconds in between each set. This will enable you to keep your heart rate elevated, keep a great tempo going and is great to keep an aerobic effect, and if your lungs and heart are working well, then your heart is always going to be in great shape. You may have to drop the weight on each exercise until your conditioning rises to meet the extra challenge, but once you do, your body will adapt and you will slowly build the weight back up.
3. Use perfect form, i need to tell you again!!! If you don’t do every exercise in good form, you will suffer in many ways, you will develop a bad back, putting injury chances much higher in all areas, and your body simply won’t respond as well when you don’t use perfect form. Those who “cheat” on each exercise never get anywhere, or certainly don’t reach anywhere near their potential!!! Lighter weight done perfectly will benefit you 100 times more than using too much weight using terrible form!!
More tomorrow, there’s plenty more to come regarding doing everything the right way, saving you months and possibly years in your training journey!!!