Intensity is the shortcut to results. And the way you increase the intensity of any workout is by putting a clock to the session.
For example, take a 5×5 Back Squat.
What usually happens in the commercial gym scene is the individual will do 5-reps near 80% of their 1-rep max back squat. If they recorded themselves, they’ll usually watch the video of that set a few times. They’ll then spend another 5-minutes making it look good so they can post it on Instagram. By the time they do set #2, 10-minutes have passed.
What we recommend doing, and what we do in every RxFIT gym with strength sessions, is we put it on the clock. A 5×5 Back Squat might have a time priority of a EOMOM (which stands for every other minute, on the minute). Working out this way, you’ll see the clock ticking down during your rest period–thus keeping you focused on recovering for your next set.
The issue of intense-less sessions, along with our need of personally training clients, we created the Pocket Timer: A gym clock so small, that it can fit in your pocket. Use your phone for music or video… use a gym clock to increase the intensity of your workouts.
I now carry one in my gym bag everywhere. And if I am going on vacation, I put it in my backpack so I can use it while in the hotel gym.
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