By Melanie Fensick.
Have you done countless arm curls and kickbacks in the gym but your arms still feel like flab? Here is a quick tip to get over that flab plateau. Hint: More is not necessarily better.
In fitness there is a concept called the law of diminishing returns. Generally while lifting weights once you start doing more than 15 reps in a row with good form your body stops responding to the exercise.
In order to gain more strength and burn fat you need to increase the weight. Choose a weight that makes that last rep in your routine challenging and you feel your form starting to break down.
If that last rep is not challenging then your body will not respond with urgency and build muscle to meet the demand. So if you have been lifting the same 12 lb weights and you are no longer breaking a sweat, it’s time to up your game!
Published on: October 12, 2017