How To Get Stronger

How To Get Stronger

Getting strong for beginners is simple. All you have to do is learn how to workout properly with a basic strength training program. However, how to get stronger properly for years to come is something few truly know how to do. Some people believe it’s all focused on building muscle with Bodybuilding techniques. Others believe in going hard and heavy with Powerlifting. Overall, these are both true to some extent, but that’s not the whole story. So let’s get started on the keys to building strength, the right way.

How To Get Stronger Properly with Strength Training

If you’re looking to get stronger, then you’ve come to the right place!

Provided below is all the information you need, specific to your goal of increasing your strength. Whether you are a beginner, an athlete, or an advanced Strength Warrior, prepare to get stronger, fast!


Strength Is Your Base

To accomplish anything we all need a strong Base of Strength.

First, strength is the basis for all other Training Goals. By becoming stronger you are better able to: 

That is why the Mathias Method Strength System focuses on strength before anything else. We incorporate strength into all of our programs and make strength the main piece of our training system. We encourage you to move towards your specific goals, but strength training must be a part of your program if you want to perform at a high level.

Without this strong foundation, you have little to nothing to build on. So don’t neglect strength. Instead, keep it at the forefront of your training!


How To Build Strength for Beginners

Getting stronger is simple. It just takes a lot of hard work.

Building strength is very basic and, over time, can even be boring. Most people are looking for a new innovative way of how to workout because it is more exciting than the simple formula that has been around for decades. The thing is, the ways to build strength have been the same since the start of time.

You must stay consistent and always progress forward by doing more than yesterday. You can quickly increase your strength by improving your technique or by gaining more size, but eventually, it all comes down to how much work you are willing to put in.

Strength training is something where what you put in is what you get out. If you only put in a minimal amount of work you will get a minimal amount of results. If you train hard, stay consistent and always push for progress then you will continue to get stronger.


Keys to Building Strength

  1. Stay Consistent
  2. Train Hard
  3. Be Patient

First, you have to be consistent. If you workout on and off, or here and there, you are never going to get anywhere. You have to be consistent, and consistently pushing yourself.

Without consistency, how can you accomplish anything in life? You can’t. So get a gym buddy, or even a personal trainer, if you need too, but don’t neglect your training.

Second, you have to work hard. If you go in and just go through the motions, or do minimal work that leaves you fatigued, but not pushed, then you are going to make little progress. YOU HAVE TO PUSH YOURSELF!

You have to put in the work if you want the results. Now, that doesn’t mean you need to go in and annihilate your muscles every workout. You just need to make sure you are always doing more than you did before. Otherwise, you will fall behind or plateau.

Finally, be patient. Remember, building strength takes time. It can seem like years before you reach a strength level you are proud of, but if you keep working at it, you will get there.

Overall, just be consistent and always push to do more. Small jumps add up. So just keep going!


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The Mathias Method Strength System Training Guide is perfect for anyone looking to get really strong, the right way! Learn the fundamentals of strength training for all levels with this one-of-a-kind Strength Training Guide!

What makes the Mathias Method unique is that it is a System, not a Training Program. It is a unique Systematic Approach to Strength Training that allows you to stay Healthy, Improve your Performance, and Get Stronger, all while moving towards your specific training goals.

This system has been used for years, helping Strength Warriors from all over take their training to the next level.

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Cardio for Strength

Many people believe that cardio is the mortal enemy of strength gains and muscle mass. That is true, but only if you do it wrong.

The truth is, cardio is great for building strength and gaining muscle mass. In fact, without cardiovascular training, your muscle and strength gains are limited. This is because cardio training increases your body’s work capacity and strengthens your heart. If you have a low work capacity or total workload your body can handle, then you will fatigue easily. Not only that, but you will have slow recovery time between workouts.

The fact is, the better shape you are in, the more muscle and strength you can obtain.

However, if you do your cardio wrong, then your strength can suffer. For example, if you do long-duration, low-intensity cardio, then you are basically telling your body to get rid of your muscle mass. This is because muscle is hard to maintain for your body, and your body only cares about survival.

Muscle is vascular (has veins) which your heart has to work hard to pump blood too and feed. The more muscle you have, the harder it is to maintain. So you have to give your body a reason to keep the muscle around.

Heavy lifting is a great start, but if your heart is weak from never doing any cardio, it may not be enough. That is where conditioning and HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) cardio comes in!

Conditioning and HIIT Cardio

Conditioning is any form of weighted or resisted cardio exercise. Examples are sled drags, weighted carries, ball slams, CrossFit WODs, etc.

HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is a very intense form of cardio where you do maximal effort for a short period of time and then have a rest period before repeating. Usually, the most effective work to rest ratios are 1:1 and 1:2. These are basically sprints done on any cardio machine or just running.

Conditioning is usually easier as it is more continuous with moderate intensity. HIIT is harder because your work at maximal capacity for 30-60 seconds and only get about that long to rest.

Both conditioning and HIIT are effective for maintaining muscle and strength while increasing your cardiovascular conditioning. This is because of their intensity. The higher the intensity, the greater stress it places on your muscles, similar to heavy weight lifting, and therefore helps to maintain muscle mass and strength.

It has been found that sprints done at 90+% max effort with a 30 second work time and 60-second break for 12 sets is most effective for fat loss with minimal muscle loss.

So we recommend you add 10-20 minutes of conditioning or HIIT cardio to the end of your workouts at least 3 times per week to improve recovery and avoid long-duration, low-intensity cardio.


Resources


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The Perfect Strength Program for Beginners

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Base Of Strength is the perfect strength program for beginners to get strong, fast! It takes you through a simple, yet highly effective strength program for anyone! By using only the most effective strength exercises to build strength and muscle you will quickly create a solid base for all of your future training goals.

This program is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of strength training or even advanced Strength Warriors that want to strengthen their training foundation while building some solid muscle.

If you are ready to get strong, lean and JACKED, then I suggest you get this program!

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RAW Powerlifting Programs

If you are preparing for a Powerlifting Competition, or want a Powerlifting Specific routine, then I suggest you view our 12-Week RAW Powerlifting Programs.

Squat Program

Bench Press Program

Deadlift Program

Full Power Powerlifting Programs

Powerlifting for Mass: Hypertrophy Program

Powerlifting Power: Westside Conjugate Method

Advanced Powerlifting Program

All Strength Programs

All Programs are based on the Mathias Method Strength System and follow our Strength Principles.


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Note: You don’t need any special supplements to get stronger, the right way.