MUSCLE BUSTER: HALFWAY TO HELL

Written by Russ Howe PTI, and most recently updated 4 days ago.

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Here’s a Muscle Buster that’ll get the target muscle screaming for mercy.

To perform this method:

  • Look at your workout to see designated reps. If it reads 15/20 then load your machine with a weight you’d expect to reach 20 reps with.
  • Perform the first chunk of reps in the peak contraction range (on a biceps curl this is the top half, on a triceps pushdown it’s the bottom half, etc).
  • Perform the second chunk of reps with a full range of motion.

In a workout it’ll typically look like this:

LEG PRESS x10/20 (3 rounds) (HALFWAY TO HELL METHOD)

This means we’ll perform x10 reps in the peak contraction phase of the rep (on a Leg Press that’s the bottom half of the move) then straight into x20 full reps.