Every gym workout or exercise has a pattern that should be followed in order for it to be effective. You know the usual 3 sets of 12.10 and 8 repetitions. They are true though; this article is not to oppose them. As a matter of fact, this article is presenting a new type of exercising that will deliver great results without the need to count the sets and repetitions. As you know there are many exercises which don’t require dumbbells and barbells; exercises such as the pushups and pull ups along with their variations. Whenever you feel tired of counting and measuring, shift the exercising routine to simple exercises that use your own body weight.
When that type of switch happens, it is normal that the body will feel some difficulties in exercising. After several weeks of lifting barbells and dumbbells the body has developed a certain exercising habit; and now when all shifts it hits tough resistance. So what to do?
Forget the number of sets and repetitions, simply just do as much as push ups as you can; the same goes for the pull ups, squats, floor crunches and etc. It is better for the body to adjust to the new way of exercising gradually, than to force it doing repetitions not reachable at first. It doesn’t matter how much pushups have you done after exercising barbell bench press for long time. What matters is that the body should adjust in the exact level of its capabilities; no overtraining, no pushing above the limit; just pure exercising to the border of capabilities.
The good thing about this is that it won’t last for a day. Let’s say the first day you managed to 10 push ups; the next day you’ll be able to do 12 pushups in a set, and so on. The same goes for the pull ups, squats and floor crunches. Doing reps, as much as you can, will balance the body strength and deliver powerful results.
Don’t worry if you do small number of pushups the first time; the body will remember your effort the following day. As time goes by, and as reps are made as much as you can, the strength will increase and the reps will grow in numbers.