10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Resistance

Posted by Rene Harwood on

10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Resistance

When you’re at the gym, there’s always great value in paying more attention on your own workout than to what everyone else is doing. However, there are some things your competitors can actually teach you about resistance.

Here are 10 of them:

  • How to increase it. Are they using different techniques? Maybe something you’d never thought of and would benefit from i
  • mplementing?
  • How to not increase it. On the flip side, if they are doing something unsafe, then it can teach you exactly what not to do.
  • How to push yourself. There’s nothing more motivating than seeing your competitor lifting heavier weights for more reps.
  • The power of a warm up. If your competitors have enough time to do a warm up prior to engaging in resistance training, then you do too.
  • Proper form. When watching your competitors, pay attention to their form. Is it different than yours? If so, are you sure which of you is right?
  • How often to work out. How often are your competitors in the gym? More than you? Less than you? And are their results better or worse?
  • To rest. Rest applies to in-between exercise rest periods and taking a day off from the gym as both are critical to building your muscles in a healthy manner.
  • How to have more fun. If you’re getting bored with your exercise routine, silently competing in the gym is one way to add more life to your workouts, making them more exciting.
  • How to track your workouts. Writing down your resistance levels, reps, and sets—just like your competitor is doing—can take your body to higher levels.
  • What sequences provide the best results. Watch your competition and note the exercise sequence they follow and what kinds of results it provides. Is it better or worse than yours?