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Muscle Building: It’s Ok To Have Fun

Written by Chris

When the hard work is done, it’s ok to have fun.

It’s not uncommon to hear the follow advice on forums or in muscle building articles: “That exercise isn’t the most efficient or most effective. You really shouldn’t do it.”  Is this true? Is there no room for fun lifts, or your favorite lifts in a workout? Yes, there is room for your favorite exercises, even if they aren’t effective by someone else’s standards.

Use this rule: Workouts can be 80% efficient, 20% fun.

Start each workout with the known muscle builders; the “big hitters”: squats, bench press, rows, deadlifts, overhead presses, etc. If the first 80% of your workouts are filled with potent muscle building movements, it’s ok to end a workout with 1-2 of your favorite “fun” lifts.

Exercise should be fun. If you enjoy doing something, then do it. But only after the potent growth movements are done.

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