THE RIGHT INTENSITY                                 

 

We can define the right intensity by the number of reps (or movements) that we are able to do in an exercise.  The more reps I can do, the lower the intensity of the exercise I am doing, will be.  Using an experimental analysis the following table was developed:

 

                              

 

Table: Similarity between the maximum number of reps and the percentage of the max. load.

No. of reps

That can be undertaken                                          percentage of maximum load

 

 

 

 

The maximum intensity is therefore what I can achieve with only one movement.

 

THE RIGHT INTENSITY FOR POWER EXERCISES

It is the maximum amount of reps we are able to do in one exercise. For example:

If I have to do 6 pull ups on the pull up bar when I could have done 10, that is no good. I should  manage 5 and hardly complete the 6th. I could for example diminish the size of the hold.

If the exercise tells me to do 6 pull ups, and I cannot even complete the fourth pull up, this is still not good, I therefore need to use an elastic to alleviate the weight.

THE RIGHT INTENSITY FOR TECHNIQUE EXERCISES

It has to be sufficiently low for me to execute the correct movement. If I have to complete a set of lateral movements, for example, for a total of 6 movements, the problem is not arriving to the end of the set but finishing in total control (I do 6 movements, but I could have done 12).

   

 

 

 

The training shown on this website can cause serious damage to your body, especially to your muscular skeletric apparatus, and in certain subjects it can also affect the cardiovascular system. 

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