• Jacob Williams

TOO MANY LIFTS ARE KILLING YOUR GAINS



When you look to build a workout there are an infinite number of ways that you can organize it. But as with many things we all tend to fall into the trap of thinking more = better.

Although in reality that is the furthest thing from the truth.


People want to try and cram as many exercises as they can into a single workout thinking that will give them the best results. Here are 3 HUGE reasons why that is the exact opposite of what you should be doing.


In fact, your workouts should never go above 6-7 exercises!


Increases Volume on Main Movements


Let’s be honest, we all have some type of time restraint when hitting the gym. So the time we are there is precious and cannot be wasted.


When you start to cram more and more exercises into your time something has to give. Either you need to create more time, or sets and reps need to be cut so you can finish in time.


This creates a huge problem especially if you want to see progress on your lifts. You simply will not get enough reps in to see a change.


If instead, you looked to remove an exercise or two you could probably double the reps you perform on your main lifts. And possibly even finish sooner.


Ability to Rest Properly


Again we only have so much time in the gym, and if you intend to train with heavier loads you need to have enough rest between your sets.


Definitely, one of the first things to go in a workout if you are pinched for time is your rest intervals.


This will ruin your ability to train enough reps at the right percentages to improve your lifts.


If you are performing the right number of reps at your desired training percentage to get the adaptations you wish for. You will need to rest between sets.