Try alternating your cardio workouts with resistance training , says Steve Moyer, a celebrity trainer in Los Angeles. A 2014 study published in the journal Obesity found that strength training actually helped people shed more fat (specifically belly fat) than cardio. It also builds lean muscle, of course—and the more lean body mass you have, the higher your metabolism. “As you gain muscle, your rate of weight loss in pounds may be slower, but your rate of fat loss will be greater,” says Moyer, whose clients include Zoe Saldana and Nina Dobrev. For lasting results, he recommends doing at least two strength workouts a week.
The plateau busting techniques shared with you within this manual are meant to be used as tools in a toolbox. They are great to use when you need them but you should not necessarily use every one of them at once. Simply pick the ones that apply to your training program at the moment. When you notice you are reaching a plateau on your bench press for more than 2 workouts in a row, you might want to incorporate a technique at this point. Which one will also depends on your training plan. If you are serious about gaining strength, then you could use the rest-pause method or even the forced assisted rep method.
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