Training and nutrition advice
The rep goal system is a fantastic training tool to help get you started making gains in the gym. This is a workout program made by Steve Shaw, aka: The Big Hairy Ugly Dude.
The rep goal system is set up to tell you when to move up in weight on any given exercise you are performing. In Steve's video where he breaks down this idea, he used the bench press as an example. I'm basically going to share with you what Steve has put out there. I feel this is really good advice and will prove helpful to a lot of you.
Let's say you're working on your bench press. You have a rep goal of 25 reps over the course of 3 sets. Your task is to perform AS MANY REPS AS POSSIBLE on each set. Make sure you stop your set when you feel you've hit your last good rep. If form starts to break down, that rep didn't count and your set is over.
For your first bench press workout, you may have something like this happen:
Your rep goal was 25 reps, or more. You only got 23 reps. That's okay! You'll just try for more reps during your next workout.
The next bench press workout session may go something like this:
That gives you a total of 26 reps, 3 more reps than the last workout. You completed your goal! Next time you go to bench, add some weight and aim for that 25 rep goal again. Keep repeating this process.
And that's basically it. I think this is a simple, straight forward approach to getting better and better when you're in the gym. The rep goal system is discussed in much more detail in Steve Shaw's eBook, "Massive Iron".
As of now, Steve and I have had ZERO correspondence. I make nothing if you go and buy his eBook. I'm recommending his stuff because he has shown himself to be very knowledgeable and helpful in the YouTube videos I've watched him in. I highly recommend checking out what he has to say.
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