Most people have no idea how strong they can get. And if they insist on training â€œthree days per week,â€ as the common advice goes, they really donâ€™t have a prayer of ever knowing how strong they can get because they never recover fully from the previous workout and therefore arrest the muscle growth they might have got.
The real trick to rational strength training is to plan each workout so it delivers more overload than the last workout. Thatâ€™s what the Power Factor workout is all about.
I just got a report from a trainee who did 34 strong-range leg press reps with 1,100 lbs. Thatâ€™s a total weight lifted of 37,400 lbs or 18.7 tons! Yes, tons! Thatâ€™s about a dozen mid-sized cars. Thatâ€™s how much weight your legs can lift. Or, at least, thatâ€™s what Pat can lift. Thatâ€™s Pat, as in Patricia.
Patricia did 34 strong-range leg press reps with 1,100 lbs on her last workout. Next workout I expect sheâ€™ll hoist a bit more, just like she has on her previous five workouts. Oh, one more thing. Patricia is 70 years old.
Most people just play with weights in the gym and then wonder why they havenâ€™t added any new muscle mass. When you properly plan your workouts you begin to learn how high up really is.
Train with your brain.