TIME TO CHANGE IT UP
Not happy with your fitness ROI (Return On Investment) ? Then it’s time for CHANGE… before life kicks you off the fitness train and you know it usually passes every New Year. Here is something new and refreshing that will surely help you get closer to your goals.
THE CHANGEUP METHOD
Just like the baseball pitch “changeup” is a pitch that starts off fast and significantly slows down during it’s trajectory. The time it takes to execute one repetition is called a tempo. It’s one aspect of the fitness program that is often over looked. So here how you read a tempo. Often determined by 3 or 4 sets of numbers indicating the seconds for each part of the motion of a rep(Squat down=eccentric; pause=isometric; up= concentric ; pause= neutral position) example : 3-2-1-2 = 3 secs to go down, 2 at the bottom, 1 sec to come back up and 2 sec at the neutral position. This method is to be done for 4 weeks.
In the Changeup workout, there will be 3 different speeds during the same set; Slow Tempo: 5-0-5-0 Reg. Tempo: 3-1-2-1 Fast tempo: 1-0-1-0.
For the weight use 65% of your RM (repetition maximum) or use the weight you would take to perform the rep 15 times and work your way up or down. So here are the reps you need to do depending on your goals!
3-4 set of 9 tot. rep (5 slow , 4 fast ) light weight
3-4 set of 10 tot. rep (3 slow, 3 reg., 3 fast )light
3-4 set of tot. rep (2 slow , 4 fast , 2 slow)mid to mid. Heavy
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