10 Size Secrets – Secret 8
Leave Your Comfort Zone
Most people do their exercises and sets inside a “comfort zone” – meaning the workouts don’t require any extra concentration, effort or pain to execute them. When you stay in your comfort zone, it is difficult, if not impossible, to see significant gains in size and strength. Leaving your comfort zone can entail anything from doing more difficult exercises, adding more weight to your exercises, doing more reps or adding intensity techniques to your workouts. I left my comfort zone when I started doing the same workouts with the same exercises, only heavier. It is difficult because it requires more concentration and focus, but if you are motivated it becomes an exciting and rewarding challenge for your body. You can do the same routine but with heavier weights and great execution, leading your muscles to exhaustion. It works best if you have a spotter to help you through the tough sets.
Sample Biceps Workout:
- Alternating Dumbbell Curl – 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps
- Concentration Curl – 3 sets of 12 reps
- Machine Preacher Curl – 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps
- Cable Hammer Curls – 3 sets of 15 reps