5 Ways to Build Lean Muscle Fast

These are really interesting tips and I really feel like reblogging this post, something I don’t do that often.
I feel better reading that I’m not so wrong after all when favoring longer reps of one move instead of changing them all of the time (although, I must admit the way Her Majesty Jillian Michaels conceives of that is genius).
Thank you Health Magazine!

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Nothing replaces hard work and perseverance at the gym. However, there are a few tricks you can use to maximize your time while you’re there. These 5 time-saving tips will keep you on track and working to your full potential.

1. Use compound exercises, movements that use more than one joint, and more than one muscle group. It’s like multitasking your workout. Some good examples are tricep dips, squats, bicycle ab crunch, and even a basic push up.

2. Pick up the pace!  Research from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research has shown that one rep per two seconds is 3x MORE effective than one rep per four seconds.

3. Move until you fail. Instead of multiple sets, work in the same exercises until you cannot hold the form any longer and physically cannot do another rep. By limiting your sets and only resting between different exercises…

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