- high repetitions - repetition - the completion of one contraction - positive and negative phase
- low sets - set - the completion of a group of repetitions
- low weight
- some variations can include - cycle training - which is moving from one exercise (body part) to another exercise (body part) with little or no rest between them completing the upper body or lower body in one cycle*. Two to seven cycles can be completed during your workout depending on your goals. * you could cycle your push or pull movements as well.
- it is important to train your body parts a particular way - you could easily overtrain if you don't - when you train some of your body parts, you will also pre-exhaust another muscle group these body parts should be trained together (most of the time) so that your muscles can get enough rest in between workouts.
- some combinations are - examples - chest and triceps - back and biceps - shoulders and triceps thighs and calves and/or - chest, shoulders and triceps - back, biceps and traps as well as - all of your upper body one day - and all of your lower body another day.
- these are the times when your muscles have had enough rest to recover, but not long enough to eliminate the training effect your received during your last workout.
- larger muscle groups need more rest and smaller ones need less - some muscles can be trained daily like abs and calves, but it is recommended that they receive some rest between intense training sessions.
Samantha Taylor - Health & Fitness Expert, Certified Personal Trainer, Life Coach & Professional Speaker
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