Workout better and easier for $6.86
Yes you read that right. $6.86.
Would you even consider believing me if I told you that for under $10, you could have a way to guarantee a better quality of workout?
Too good to be true?
Not at all. I’ve been reaping the rewards for a couple of weeks now.
If you have worked on the Occam’s Protocol program, the Geek to Freak program, or indeed if you are following the Myotatic Crunches and Cat Vomit exercises, you will be familiar with a common element.
More specifically, Time under Tension. It’s actually the secret behind why all of these work so well. But that science is for another article. Today, we’re talking about working out better. Cheap!
I have noticed one thing with all these various workouts. If you don’t track the time, there are so many other variables that get added in, you might as well not think that you are doing a 4 Hour Body workout.
Put simply, getting that optimum time is the critical part of these activities.
For this reason, it’s time that I targeted when I went looking for a way to make these workouts easier. I had been counting, until a trainer told me his count actually was very different to my own (and I was overlifting by a few seconds each rep), and so I went to use a stop watch, and then to using a stop watch on a smartphone.
All-in, I was pretty happy with the stop watch on the smartphone. Except for those few lifts where there was no good place to put it.
I got frustrated, as I knew my efforts were focussed enough on getting the correct cadence – I had no way of gauging seconds on a clock while I was lying doing a bench press.
So let me introduce to you, the solution.
In these days of overproduction of just about everything, it’s easy to find just about anything on eBay for around $4. This stands true for the device that will easily clip on your sleeve, or shorts at the gym, and keep you lifting at perfect cadence from now and forever.
I’m sure there’s some gym company out there with a fancy version of this, but to my mind, for what I’m doing right now, this works great.
It’s a guitar metronome. It can tune your guitar, so you’ll never be off tune again, but the valuable feature for you and I is it’s metronome. Click here to check it out on eBay. (No, I don’t get a commission on this).
Configure this baby to 60 Beats Per Minute, and you have a click sound once per second. This one even has two volume levels.
Better yet, for all the lifts that need a 5/5 cadence, set this up for 5 beats in a bar, and you get a different beep, and light flash, at the end of each 5 second period.
Let me tell you that with no shadow of a doubt am I certain that this device has improved my weight lifting, as I can now focus on the lifting ,and a simply count of the number of reps, rather than counting out seconds, and it keeps my lifts accurate from one workout to the next.
If you don’t already have something like this, I would suggest picking one up today, it has changed the way I workout.
PS I don’t know the guy in China, but I wish him all the best when he gets crushed with orders for this thing from 4HB followers!
Great image by Guitargoa
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