To build muscle, you need to increase the volume and intensity to get the gains. The problem is, there's only so much that you can tolerate, especially if you consider all the competing demands outside the fitness center. Once you find out what works best for you, you're done. Ride this wave.
Usually, "Gains" – positive adjustments in volume and intensity – slow the closer you get to your destination. That is not a bad thing in itself. It just means that your body has become more efficient.
Here is the strategic use of a small innovation of utility. However, this is not new for reasons of novelty. Remember, variety is the spice of life, not the main course. The "law of repeated struggles" is still strong, but a timely change can do you good.
The Banded Leg Press
For the leg press, it's a simple but brutal method of keeping things fresh each side of the sled. This subtle change has a significant effect on the strength required for each repetition.
The heavier the weight, the harder the weight gets. This allows for a stronger muscle-building stimulus because it gives you the most tension when it normally drops on the leg press ̵
Warning: That hurts. And you will love it.
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