someone told me when you hit a plateau you want to shock ur muscles. he said u can do this with supersets or just by forcing your last reps. does any1 kno any other ways to shock your muscles and any other info about it?
I have found that resistance added plyometrics, more rest and more calories are the only thing that get me through plateaus
change your rep scheme, try supersets, new lifts for the muscles and eat more.
I find switching from BB to DB for a couple of weeks can help break the plateau. (Remember, chances are you will be doing less weight with the DB's, especially at first).
Also, like someone said, change rep scheme: more weight, less reps or less weight more reps.
Eating more and/or resting more, may help, too.
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81
Remember, kids, if you type well the Grammar Fairy will leave a quarter under your pillow. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
Well, the Blog's (finally) back (again!): Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams Feel free to stop by and comment.
Here is my newly-created World of Warcraft Blog: BG's WoW Blog. Once again, feel free to stop by and comment.
drop sets also work well. i usually do these with DB press by doing a set of 8 reps with say 50lbs and then right after your done with the 8 reps take 45lbs and go to failure which i usually only get 3-4 reps. This will tire you out quickly and help you build endurance. you can do this for any exercise it doesnt just have to be DB bench
Age - 17
Height - 6'1
Weight - 165
How long have you been training? You are already plateauing? What is your routine like?
AtLarge Nutrition Supplements – Get the best supplements and help support Wannabebig!
Just get under the bar!