Perfection in every sense of the word conjures up idealistic thoughts that either provokes excitement or fear depending on the mindset of the individual. Being as close to perfection as you can be within your training will ultimately set you apart from your competitors and put you front and center under the lights.
When we talk about training perfection, we’re looking at the quality of your overall workouts, how you perform your reps as it relates to your own unique biomechanics, and which strategies you employ to bring about the best that your genetics have to offer.
I’m a firm believer in quality over quantity which is why the principles of Max-OT training appealed to me when I was first introduced to it and to this day still utilize it with great precision and success. How do you know whether or not you are abiding by this creed and not simply wasting your time in the gym performing endless amounts of reps and sets? Take stock of the following checkpoints and then align yourself up with what you see and then your answer will be very clear.
Your workouts should be so precise in nature that you are barely coherent with what is happening around you in your gym. Laser-like focus is the only way to reach this level of training and cannot be maintained for hours on end.
A properly designed workout that gets right to the point and addresses all of your needs should require roughly 30 to 45-minutes of your time. Past that, chances are your focus and intensity will dwindle and the overall effects of your efforts will most likely diminish. However, during that 30 to 45-minute window, you should have zero problems with being able to stay completely focused on the task at hand leaving room for no wasted time or energy.
Throw in a serving of Muscle Energy just before your session and be amazed at just how focused you are capable of becoming. Muscle Energy will crank your intensity levels, keep you optimally hydrated and work instantly to set your body up for rapid recovery.
Intensity is King
When it comes to training, your only limiting factor aside from your genetics is the level of intensity you generate during your workout. Intensity is the single most important factor for maximum gains. Much the same as your ability to maintain focus, intensity levels that will propel you into that next echelon of training can only be maintained for so long.
Marathon workouts won’t allow you to properly excel within the level of intensity you are looking for. Instead, get in, block everything else out, train like you’re never going to be able to train again, and then get out and go home to eat and rest.
Your commitment to quality over quantity will pay off big time with serious results. If you’ve been abiding by the laws of establishing perfected and quality ridden workouts, then you will see the fruits of your labors.
Gains are never linear, but they do come in spurts and if it’s been a long time since you’ve seen any significant growth or your gains are nowhere near where you thought they’d be, chances are you’re still putting more emphasis on the quantitative effects of your workouts versus the quality of them. Be true to your efforts and if need be re-evaluate everything you’ve been doing; you’ll see where the changes need to be made and my bet is that you’ll be spending less time in the gym and more time on the precision of your workouts.
Everyone responds differently to the training stimulus. It’s up to you to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. What I will say however is whichever way you go, there will be no substitute for the type of quality you include within your training and the quality of the supplements you use. Your best bet is to stick with AST Sports Science as quality is our creed.