If you’ve been working out for some time, then it’s extremely significant to change your workout after sometime, so that you can get explosive muscle growth; as workouts which are consistently the same will never give you the kind of rapid muscle growth that you want to see. But, before you just change your workout completely, there are a few things to be taken into consideration, and one of them is, that you don’t have to completely do a 180 on your workout and start doing things which you don’t normally do, but rather you just have to change a few key things which you should normally be doing in your workout already. Read on to find out how you can turn your workout into an explosive muscle building session….

Switching the sets – Most people would be happy just switching from something like 3 sets of 10 to 4 sets of 8; or perhaps moving over from the flat bench to the incline, but these are normal changes which come with your workout over time. If you haven’t been switching your sets yet, then you haven’t been effectively challenging your body, and this is something you need to start doing as soon as possible if you have been working out for some time. As well, drastically switching your sets is not recommended, because the last thing you want is muscle strain. But rather, what you want is to challenge your body so that it reacts by rapidly building more muscle, and switching your sets is one effective way to do this.

Flipping your workout – Changing your workout so that you can maximize on muscle building and growth is known as flipping your workout, and it has a few variations. Switching your sets does not count as flipping your workout as its something you should regularly be doing in the first place, and it should still be done regardless of how you flip your workout, as its part of your regular routine. Here are a few variations on how to effectively flip your workout….

Last to finish first to start – By switching up the order of your workout, you can instantly get results, because you are not always working the same muscle groups at the same time. Keep in mind that your body can easily adapt to things, such as your workouts, so this is why changing the order of the things you do, can instantly help you to achieve better results. One of the easiest ways to do this is to simply do the last part of your workout first, such as calf work; and the last part of your workout, then, would be what you normally do first. This does not, however, mean that if you do any stretching or other prep things, that these will be last. Always do any prep first, and anything else that is not workout prep can be interchanged. What will happen once you alter your workout, is that you can completely change the stimulus of your body, but keep in mind that you will have to adjust the weights accordingly.

Mixing up your sets and reps – while most people get on a continuous routine of sets and reps which seem to make sense, what happens, once again, is that your body build resistance to your sets, and in turn you will get less from your workout. What you want to do then, is simply mix up your reps altogether. If you normally do 3 sets of 8, start doing 8 sets of 3! Reverse everything, and this will become a very useful variation to your workout, because your body will once again have to start building resistance, and resistance leads to faster muscle growth.