You believe that you did everything you’re supposed to do before, during, and after a workout, but the results of your strength training are still far less from what you expected.
Perhaps the problem lies in your genes, but there’s also a chance that you trusted information that wasn’t exactly correct. In order to help you out, we’ve come up with a few sure-fire tips that will boost your strength gains almost immediately.
Prepare Your Body
Creatine is naturally produced by your body and it serves to draw water into your muscles, delaying fatigue and helping out with tissue regeneration.
Just take 3-5 grams of creatine an hour before the workout, and tell us how many extra reps were you able to perform.
Next up in your pre-workout routine is warming up. Heading straight for the bench without properly stretching and preparing your muscles will catch them off-guard the moment you start your powerlifting sets, leading to discomfort and even injury.
Make sure you take at least 10 minutes before a workout to warm up, and you’ll maximize your muscles’ performance, which will boost the end results.
Keep The Engine Running
One of the most important things when it comes to strength training is hydration. 70% of the human body is water, and you can be sure your muscles need a lot of it when you put them under the pressure of lifting heavy loads.
Keep your body hydrated by drinking water before and while you work out, as it will keep your muscles at their peak and will even allow you to get a better pump.
Last, but not least, are straps. Although strapping your ankles to the bar will diminish your grip, it will allow for a few extra reps on almost every weight exercise. We recommend using straps every other workout to ensure experiencing both grip and strength improvements.