Do you want to achieve extreme power? Any bodybuilder who indulges in strength and weight training invariably wants to perk up their strength as well. What’s the point of piling on muscle mass and toning your physique if you don’t have the power to back it up with substance? Fortunately for you, there is no dearth of workouts you can try for achieving extreme power. However, before you can get started, you need to set an end goal. Do you want to be able bench press your body weight or compete at an event? Based on your goals, you might have to tweak the intensity of your workouts.
Without further ado, here’s a look at a few workouts you can try:
As you would know, squats are perfect for building strength and power. You will have to use a barbell and a squat rack for this workout. You will have to perform three types of squats, including back squats, for which you will need the equipment mentioned above, hack squats, which can be performed at home as well, and front squats. Perform 3 sets with 3 reps each of the back squat, with a minute’s rest in between sets. For the other two types of squat, perform 3 sets of 10 reps each, again with a minute’s rest. You can complement this workout with dumbbell lunges, with 3 sets of 10 reps.
Effective bench pressing can build you into a lean, mean, extreme power machine. For this workout, you will need a barbell as well as a bench. You have to perform 3 sets of 10 reps each of the barbell bench press, followed by decline barbell bench press and rounded off by incline barbell bench press. Complete this workout by performing military presses, again 3 sets of 10 reps.
This next workout involves pure power. You have to be in pretty good shape to be able to get through this in the first place and if you manage to do so, you will have built extreme power. Start off by performing a barbell deadlift, performing 3 sets with 3 reps each, taking a minute’s rest in between. Follow this with the rack pull, performing 3 sets with 10 reps each. Complete this adrenaline pumping workout with 3 sets of 10 reps each of the Romanian deadlift, followed by glute ham raises, taking a minute’s rest between sets.