On Saturday I took my wife Heidi through our first workout together in almost 6 months. I know I have been slacking, she was long overdue for a workout with me. I was shocked how strong my wife is. What surprised me even more was the fact she was cutting her strength short by 25%. For some reason the last time I trained her she left with the impression every set had to include 20 reps. For example, she easily can do 15 lbs curls for 20, one arm rows with 25 lbs for 20. What she didn't know is she could do 22.5 lbs curls for 12 and 40lb rows for 12 reps. That is an increase of over 30% from what she was normally doing. This little decrease in the amount of reps and the increase in weight will make dramatic differences to her physique. So for everyone looking for a little change up in their routine decrease your reps and increase the weights with your exercises, your body will appreciate the new challenge.
Jason Stone Fitness