4 Ways to Increase Intensity in Your Workout

You don’t need tonnes of weight or equipment to make your workout more challenging.

Here are 4 ways to make your workout harder, without breaking the bank or hogging all the gym equipment:

1. Vary rep tempo – There are a number of combinations of rep tempo; you can increase intensity by changing the rep speed of both flexion and the extension of movements.  Focus on each muscle contraction.

2. Paused reps – Hold the bottom of a squat or a push up (or hold a position in any movement for that matter).

3. Eccentric training – Slow down the portion of the movement where the muscle is extending. This is the strength building portion of movement.

4. Increase time under tension with half reps – This doesn’t allow the joint to lock out so the muscle gets less rest.

These are just a few of the many ways to make your workout more challenging without adding more weight. These strategies come in handy when equipment is limited.

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