The strength training component of any workout will vary in length depending on your goals, but is usually formed of 3 to 5 exercises.
Common strength training mistakes
Common mistakes people make include trying to do too many exercises, failing to focus on the quality of the movements and dividing the body into parts and training them separately like old-school body builders.
This can lower the metabolic cost of the workout leading to less total calories burned. If getting bigger is your goal, this type of training can lead to under stimulation of certain muscles and over stimulation of others.
Use the correct weight
Another huge problem is using the correct weight. In general women don’t use enough weight and men use too much. Most women’s gym bags are heavier than the weight they use.
Perfect technique is always the priority. If this means you have to decrease the weight then do so to avoid any potential injury.
A great strength workout
3 sets x 5 reps
- Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat (hold the weight in a goblet squat position)
- Bench Press
- X Pull Down
Time permitting, add another 2 exercises. If not, this would be a great time to perform cardio strength