How does one improve their workout? This is a very common, basic question. Well, do you believe that your workouts represent the pinnacle of mankind’s achievement on the subject of strength training? Do you believe that your training can never be improved?

I'm asking this in all sincerity, because for many years I’ve noticed that I battle against something I call Cogniostasis. Don’t bother searching for that word in the dictionary - I made it up.

You might be familiar with the word homeostasis, which refers to the body’s ability to maintain biologic equilibrium or stability, when conditions vary from normal. When it’s cold outside, your body tries to stay warm, when it’s hot outside, your body tries to cool off. This occurs naturally, to maintain normal operating conditions. Well, I’ve noticed that people’s beliefs seem to operate in a similar way. Tell a person something that makes him uncomfortable or out of harmony with what he ‘believes’ and he’ll tend to push back against it, so that he can keep believing what he’s used to believing. He chooses to stay within his own normal conditions. This is Cogniostasis, as I call it..

Now I’m not talking about ‘skepticism’ here. Skepticism is is very different. Skepticism is actually a very rigorous philosophical discipline, that involves careful, objective scrutiny and the use of scientific methodology. Ironically, skeptics are often the most open to new ideas, simply because they are practiced in the art of evaluation.

Okay, let's get back to those workouts!

I assume that if you are reading this, then you are a person who has in the past, or is currently lifting weights to improve your health. But, do you believe the method you use can never be improved? Of course, ‘improve’ could be a subjective measure. For a person who loves being in the gym, then a “better” workout might be one that lasts twice as long, or one that he can complete twice a day, instead of only once per day.

Let me clarify exactly what Static Contraction is designed for. It’s not for the guy who wants to exercise as often, or as much as possible. It’s for the person who wants the maximum health benefit he can get, with the least time and effort on his part. It’s for the woman who wants efficiency. So, if you are a person who wants maximum benefits, for minimum time and energy invested, then it seems to me that there would be four major ways your workout could be improved.

1. Workouts Could Be Shorter

Most conventional workouts use two to five sets of 10 to 12 repetitions, for each target muscle group. Some use two or three different exercises for each muscle group. That usually adds up to between 100 to 300 total reps per workout. Static Contraction training uses two different workouts alternately. Each single workout uses only five exercises and each exercise takes only five seconds. Does your current training method involve less than 25 seconds of muscle exertion – or could it be improved?

2. Workouts Could Be Less Frequent

Virtually every conventional routine tells you to exercise three days a week, in perpetuity. When you use SCT, you have a goal number for each of your five exercises and the goal is never the same twice. If you can’t at least lift more than your last goal, then it instantly tells you that you have not fully recovered and need more rest between workouts. As your training progresses, your workouts always get farther apart. After two or three months of SCT training, you’ll only need to work out once or twice a month. Does your current training method involve only two measurably productive workouts per month – or could it be improved?

3. Workouts Could Utilize Heavier Weights

Handling heavy weights stimulates muscle growth, positive hormone changes, increased bone density and other metabolic benefits. Because SCT uses exercises in only your strongest and safest range of motion, you can immediately – on Day One – handle 50% to 100% more weight than you usually do. That represents a lot of additional muscle fibre activation and that’s why we lift weights in the first place – to create an artificial load for our muscle fibres. Will your current training method allow you to add 50 -100% more weight to all the exercises in your next workout – or could it be improved?

4. Workouts Could Be Safer

Lifting weights can be dangerous. Even if you don’t drop a weight and cause an impact injury, you can damage muscles, tendons and ligaments by hyper-extending (over stretching) while under load. All it takes is one injury that prevents you from doing any exercising and all of your fitness goals are in the trashcan. Static Contraction training uses exercises limited to only your strongest and safest range of motion, often moving a barbell only one inch while it is in a rack and prevented from descending onto you. Does your current training method greatly limit your chances of an injury – or could it be improved?

Don’t Let Cogniostasis Rob You

As uncomfortable as it may be to think about, the chances are very high that your current conventional training method is very inefficient, time consuming, haphazard and risky, compared to SCT. Don’t go back to the gym with the false belief that your training can’t be improved. Try Train Smart at no risk for 60 days and see for yourself how much better your performance can be.

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Clinton Robson is a South African fitness fanatic and is a qualified Personal Trainer. He has completed a contract to run the gyms on cruise ships. He has done a special higher level course and qualified as an Exercise Specialist, or Conditioning Coach. He works in 2 local gyms, assisting the staff with clients and training plans. He has been working out regularly, since 1996. He writes articles on many fitness topics, such as training, bodybuilding, working out, losing fat, toning the muscles, nutrition, supplements and more. Visit his blog at Fitness And Fatness, by clicking here, or by copying this link: