Need a spotter, or about to do a really heavy set? Forget that, all you need is your confidence and technique to squeeze through the hardest sets of your workout.
Many people fail to complete their hardest set, which is where confidence is formed and growth happens. It’s so important to get your last set complete, since you should always be doing more challenging moves and lifting more every workout if you really want to see improvements.
First, you need to pimp yourself up and get some rest for the most challenging sets, after that explode with force and the will to win. Then physically and physiologically get prepared. Think of the weights as light feathers, and at the same time push out 3 really big exhales, count down from 10 and go!
Counting down to something mentally prepares your mind for action and force’s reaction. Breathing out really fast pump’s blood rapidly to you muscles, and of course remember to breath in. Your muscles need new oxygen and to release all that nitrogen, think of it like recharging them.
Second is the technique, if you have to right moves and form it can make it faster and easier to get through your hardest set. Study your routine and look for ways to help you on the first and last reps, such as kicking weight’s up in the air when you’re doing dumbbell shoulder press. Alternatively, how you should arch your back when you are doing bench press or incline bench press.
Technique can help anyone get through their toughest sets, or also knowing how to grip weights correctly. Proper grip can be equally important to provide added strength and help with th success of your most challenging feats in the gym.
So what do you think, will you get better results when you use a barbell or dumbbell for your exercises? Typically most people switch up their routines and for the best way to gain strength fast and to build more size. Some people say that using a bench press, for example, is the more effective way to build a large chest, and they wouldn’t be wrong.
Even if you were to use a pair of dumbbells for your chest workout, you could still get amazing results and a more challenging workout if you were to, for example, do a chest press on an exercise ball. However, if you do say hemmer curls to work your bicep muscles with a pair of heavy dumbbells, you will most likely get better shaping results than if you were to simply grab a barbell and work your biceps.
Depending on how you use each piece of exercise equipment you can make any workout with either piece of equipment to grow muscle and strength. You just need to know how to use them so that you aren’t missing crucial time to get an amazing workout that you will see results forming from.
So is it better to use a barbell or a dumbbell? The answer is a deliberate and elusive maybe. There simply is no right answer here, if you are doing different exercises with them, one might be more effective than the other at gaining your desired results. Once you have figured out your goals such as toning or gaining size, you can use the equipment a certain way to achieve them.
How To Start:
Try different moves for each workout, do specific moves with a pair of dumbbells and then a barbell for the same exercise. What is more challenging? Which ever you find is the more difficult do as many sets as possible until you are happy with your workout. The best results will be from the most challenging exercises you perform…period.
Take the challenge and the next time you work out, for whichmuscle group you are working on…choose a few exercises with both a dumbbell and a barbell. Which ever is the hardest, that will be your success! Simple isn’t it