Make the most of your weights session

When training in the gym doing weights, there is a range of styles and forms of training that you can employ to maximise the benefits of your session. These styles of training alter the speed, weight, amount of repetitions and forms of exercises you do.

Worth the weight: Lukas Chodat says there is a range of styles and forms of training that you can employ to maximise the benefits of your weights session.

Worth the weight: Lukas Chodat says there is a range of styles and forms of training that you can employ to maximise the benefits of your weights session.

Differing styles of weight training include:

Super Sets: A set which includes another set or sets directly after;

Pyramid Sets: A set which you start at lighter weight and higher reps and work your way to heavier weight lower reps;

Drop Sets: Reverse the pyramid sets and start heavy for high reps and lighten the load as the set is finishing;

Negatives: Slowing the speed down on the eccentric phase of movement e.g. on the down phase on bench press count down from 5 secs till bar hits the chest.

Chodat Fitness are Personal Training and Group Outdoor Training specialists. Visit chodatfitness.com.au.