We don’t want you to misread the word “perfect” in the headline. The way the word is used suggests effort, as in making an effort to perfect each of your workouts. “Not so easy,” you might be thinking, but on the following pages you’ll find 10 expert tips that can instantly improve your training, guaranteed. So start perfecting today!
Don’t Be Afraid to Fail
In order to truly maximize results, strive to reach muscle failure in most of your working sets — this means continuing until you can no longer complete a rep using a full range of motion with good form. Regularly reaching muscular failure is the most efficient way to ensure that you’ve switched on the body’s repair and growth mechanisms so it’s able to meet that same challenge next time. The key to failure is weight selection: If your aim is 10 reps, choose a weight that you can only lift nine to 10 times, max — no more.