Intensity. In the recipe for incredible results, it’s an essential ingredient. Cookies aren’t sweet without sugar, and your workouts aren’t worthwhile without intensity.
In exercise science, intensity is defined as the amount of weight lifted for a given set. In the gym, it has a completely different meaning. Bodybuilders toss the phrase “training intensity” around like pizza-crust on high-carb day.
But what is it, how do you know if you’re training with enough of it, and how can you raise your current intensity level?
In this article, I’ll define what training intensity really means, help you determine if you’re working with enough of it to achieve the results you crave, and offer simple and effective strategies that you can use for an immediate boost.