5 ways which will enable heavy lifting in gyms
Do the bulky dudes lifting heavy weights in the gym impress you? And those toned body girls performing weighted squats and deadlifts?
Wish to be one amongst those heavy lifting buddies?
Well, if you think that requires too much of protein and supplement intake then that’s not true!
Today, we’ll be discussing how to build strength to lift those heavy weights.
You might wonder that lifting heavy weights won’t be requiring that much of the science behind it. But honestly, if you directly lift heavy weights, you might injure your body worse possible way. So in order to be good with your body, you need to first build strength so that you lift weight without damaging your body.
By training for heavy lifting, you prepare your body to handle stress of strength training and train your brain to maintain technique under pressure.
Its just like you prepare yourself for a marathon, you don’t make the first run to be of 30 miles, you do that gradually.
So now, let’s get started with building strength for heavy lifting-
- Start with the right light weights-
Initially, when you start with, don’t run after heavy weights. Your first aim should be maximizing the number of repetitions and not how heavy can you lift. Because you’d want your body to first attain a certain stamina to lift heavy and then perform weights. So choosing a weight that helps you maximize the repetitions should be your aim.
- Train your body more often-
During your prep time, you should atleast train your body 3-5 times a week. Dont overdo it so that it becomes boring and tiring for you, but try keeping your training sessions from three to five a week so that you’re body prepares well.
- Be patient enough-
Lifting weights takes more than just a muscle, it also requires co-operation from tissues like ligaments and tendons which take longer to adapt and recover from exercise. So, if you’re someone who has never touched a barbell in your life, then you’d probably need a minimum of three to six months to get your muscle and tissues ready for heavy lifting. its important for you to maintain patience all this while and continue with working harder on your body rather than quitting as quitting is always easier and leads to no results.
- Master the movements-
Before you crash on those heavy weights, try mastering the postures with the lighter weights. Lifting weights is not just a strength activity but also a mental activity. In order to lift weights, you’ve got to be training your brain to coordinate well so that lifting becomes easier. Not how does that happen? By mastering the postures with the light weights. Your body becomes confident enough about the postures and also prepares itself to lift heavy the next time.
- Don’t ignore your core-
In order to lift heavy or to generalize, perform any exercise; a strong core is a must. Think of your core as the trunk of the tree. In order for the leaves to hang in properly, the trunk of the tree needs to be sturdy.
In order to build the core strength and stability, you’re recommended to perform body weight movements like planks, bird-dogs, dead bugs, hollow-body holds, crawling etc.
By performing all these necessary steps, you would be able to embrace your better better during the lifts and get the most out of them.