There are more than a few reasons to become a regular in the weight room. Developing muscle size and strength and rank among the most popular goals, and if you're on a mission to build up both for team sports dominance a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests a specific workout planning strategy.
Scientists assigned 49 active adults to three months of weight training twice weekly. Some kept the intensity and order of exercises constant throughout. Others kept the intensity constant while varying exercise order. A third group varied load while performing the same order of exercises for 12 weeks, and a fourth group of subjects varied both load and order of exercises.
After the program ended, testing showed quad size increased most for subjects who worked a constant load with varied exercise order. That same group also developed a greater degree of quad strength. So keep it real and change the order of exercises you perform. Then read today's Breaking News post at optimumnutrition.com for tips on getting the most out of fat and carbohydrate oxidation.