1)    Lower the weight

It sounds counterintuitive at first, and may hit your ego hard, but reducing the weight can be the way to move forwards again.

Lowering your weights allows your muscle fibers to build up strength on poundages that are more comfortable to you, increasing your confidence and total volume over the course of the session.

It will also afford your central nervous system (CNS) a much-needed break so that when it comes to increasing the weight again, you’ll smash your previous personal bests with ease.

Try 4 weeks of backing off and increasing the reps, and then try going back to the weights you were stuck at if you don’t believe us.

 

2) Increase your rep ranges

This leads us onto point number 2 nicely.

Increasing your rep ranges help build confidence, as well as alleviating the stress on your CNS and form with weights.

By increasing your rep ranges you’ll often find that the improved strength over higher reps still increases your overall strength on the lower rep ranges when it comes to adding weight on the bar. This is because you build up a high amount of volume (total workload), which still crosses over nicely to heavier weights.

Quick Tip: add some TNT Nuclear Extreme into the mix to get even better results from this point. The beta-alanine in the formula specifically works to buffer lactic acid build-up to working muscles, enhancing your overall performance.

 

3) Reevaluate Your Nutrition

Are you truly eating to support your goals? Take a closer inspection at your diet to see whether you are or not. Monitor your total calorie intake for at least 2 weeks, and find out whether you’re consuming ample amounts of protein to build muscle, carbohydrates to support energy, and fats for hormone development.

If you’re struggling to get enough protein, consider adding a high quality, convenience source such as NXT Nutrition’s Beef Protein Isolate into the mix or our Evolution Protein Bar.

Struggling to get quality source of carbs? Add Nuclear Glyco-PWR into your regime.

Modern supplementation has reduced the need to meticulously inspect every food choice in today’s convenience-based economy, so make sure you leverage the fact that there are effective replacements and tools that you can harness should the need arise.