Lean down with weight training

Do you hate cardio but love to lift? Good news!

There are quite few effective methods for getting cardio effect from your lifting, that will also compliment your lifting. One of my favorites is pairing speed training with a heavier “same muscle group” lift. For example, do 10 squats at a 10 rep max, then immediately do 10 squat jumps. Rest 90 seconds and repeat for 5-10 sets.

You could also replace the squat jumps with a 40 meter sprint. You are a little more likely to pull a hamstring with this drill, however.

This type of pairing actually benefits you in 2 ways. First, this causes an adaptation in your nervous system which will allow you to jump higher, therefore improving power output and intensity. Secondly, this works to drive your heart rate, and metabolism, through the roof. So it will not only help improve strength and power gains, but it will also help you shed a few pounds and improve your fitness!

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