When it comes to training, are your gains coming faster than an Ali one-two combo? Or are you getting worked over in the corner like some washed-up pug, folding up under a rain of body blows?
While you probably don\'t want to admit it, chances are it\'s the latter. You see, so many of us find ourselves making zero progress after months, even years of battling in the weight room. Unfortunately, and contrary to popular opinion, building your body is not an endeavour of brute force. When you aren\'t making progress, simply dropping your head and powering through the same workout regime week after week won\'t eventually wear down the forces that halt your growth. But that\'s what many of us do.
Just like in boxing, the man usually left standing is the one who knew his opponent - he knew when to jab, when to duck and when to go in for the kill, not the one who tucked his chin and came out flailing. You need to take the same type of strategy to your training: fight smart.
To help you strategize, I present 18 tips on gaining and understand the \"sweet science\" of resistance training. I hope that as you incorporate this advice into your own regime, you realise that the bout for more muscle isn\'t about one swift knockout punch; it\'s about going the distance and slipping in some well-timed blows. Keep your gloves up!