Fitness Tip of the Day: Train With More Weight and Less Reps

Strength training with more resistance for fewer reps will increase your absolute strength

When it comes to working out, there are many different ways to achieve your goals. For instance, if you are trying to increase your cardiovascular health your workout will be different than someone trying to improve their absolute strength.

To improve your absolute strength, one great training method was laid out by the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) in a recent article. They recommended doing fewer reps (1-5) with 80 to 100% of your one rep max for 5-10 sets. 

Not only that, but because you are using so much of your energy (you will fatigue quickly) you only have to do 1-2 sets per muscle group. This type of routine will have you pushing to the max every set and hopefully increasing your absolute strength as well!

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Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.


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