Break Through Your Strength Training Plateau By Mixing Up Rest Times

No matter how hard you’re working out, your body will naturally adapt after about six weeks. In order to continue growing, the body needs new and different stimulus. Health blog Greatist suggests if you’ve reached a plateau in your strength training to start mixing up rest times in your routine.

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The solution is pretty simple and should also make your routine more entertaining for you. As it turns out, it doesn’t matter much how you change it up as long as you change something in your routine. The Greatist has a ton of suggestions ranging from changing your moves to switching the order of your workout. One of the most interesting and simple implementations is to change your rest period in between sets. For instance, if you usually rest for 60 seconds you can add or subtract a little from that number to increase your muscle endurance. Hit up Greatist for a bunch of suggestions on how to vary your routine so you can break that plateau and bulk up like you deserve.

How to Break Through a Strength Training Plateau [Greatist]

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