This series of articles (March – April 2015) covers the science of muscle development for physique transformation, and the coupling of technology with new training techniques for faster gains. Each article slowly builds upon the information from the previous)
The brick example and the work (or earning rate) in the last post can be related to the gym such that the more money you earn would be similar to the more muscle-growth you “earn”. As promised, we will now relate this more directly to your training in the gym. Consider – where a pro athlete might do 12 repetitions with 100kg for 4 sets – their total work is 12 x 100 x 4 = 4,800 kg-reps. If they do this in 8 minutes, their Work rate is 600 kg-reps per minute.
If, in the same 8 minutes, you lift 10 reps x 50kg for 3 sets, your Work is 10 x 50 x 3 = 1,500 kg-reps. And since it took 8 minutes, your work rate is just under 200 kg-reps pre minute (compared to their 600).
It’s not quite as straight forward as in the simple calculations above. We can clarify it here and show where technology can help you. …Read more