Sunday, February 11, 2007

Serious Strength in Only 15 Minutes Per Day

Here's another article that I recently wrote for on how to make significant strength increases by working out only 15 minutes a day. It's a fairly detailed article, including suggested exercises, sets, reps et al. It also explains why this 15-minute routine will result in rapid strength gains. An excerpt from it is below, but you can read the whole article here: Serious Strength in Only 15 Minutes Per Day

By John Fike : Health & Fitness :
Most weightlifting programs these days have people working out in the gym for long periods of time, anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. They instruct people to do 8 to 15 exercises and to do at least three sets of 8 to 15 repetitions, sometimes more.

Supposedly, these routines are designed to make a person stronger and more muscular. Really, though, they make people big, sore and tired, and they take far too much time out of a person’s day. People with busy schedules don’t even start such programs, because they can’t make the time commitment.

Really, though, if your goal is to increase your strength, you don’t need to spend more than 15 minutes working out each day. With the routine I’m going to share with you in just a minute, you can squeeze in your workout before taking your shower each morning.

Read the rest of the article: Serious Strength in Only 15 Minutes Per Day

To learn more about cycles for strength gain, I highly recommend reading Power to the People by Pavel Tsatsouline, former strength trainer for soviet special forces.

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