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Fractional plates added to your barbell every workout can help you quickly reach the next level and overcome plateaus.
You can get stronger faster by adding fractional plates or what some call micro weight plates to your lifts each workout.
One of the reasons that so many weightlifters plateau in strength in the gym is because they set their goals too high by wanting to make constant increases in weight that are too lofty or by trying to increase their strength just by adding more reps.
Most trainers will stay with a given weight until they hit the upper threshold of the rep range they are working on.
Simply by adding a single rep to an exercise increases a predicted one rep max by 3% approximately. This is where the problem lies. A 3% increase is pretty ambitious and it’s nearly impossible to maintain that rate of increase regularly.
One of the reasons I recommend adding micro weight plates of 1.5 – 2.5 lb. every workout is because you can continue making increases of higher percentages while gaining more muscular/ tendon power necessary for constant increases.
By simply increasing your lifts 3 to 5 pounds every workout in at least one of the sets not only gives you more muscular strength all around but also gives you the confidence to continue moving forward with enthusiasm more regularly.
Fractional Plates Can Increase Your Strength In Less Time
I personally have a set of 1/4, 1/2 and 1 lbs place that I carry to the gym when I’m not working out at home. This allows you to increase your total weight by 0.5 – 3.5 lbs In one or all of your sets every workout.
Trying to just add more reps instead of more weight increases your endurance instead of your strength. Most gyms have plates no smaller than 5 lbs and by putting one of those on each side of your barbell equals 10 lbs obviously. Expecting your body to be able to lift 10 lbs more each workout or even every other workout is usually far too ambitious for most and can be downright discouraging when you fail.
Try adding fractional plates to your barbell every workout for maximum strength in a lot less time. You’ll be amazed how great it feels to see these small increases added up that not only build up your confidence but your overall strength in a shorter time.
Believe me your strength will shoot through the roof when you begin adding fractional plates to your barbell for every one of your workouts.
Try it and let me know what you think!