How much intensity do you recommend your advanced pupils use in their training?
This has got to be the most asked question of all. I would like to know your opinion.
Intensity, once you are past the beginners stage, must be over 85 percent. Anything less is a waste of time. 100 percent effort only works for the genetically gifted bodybuilder on steroids.
Exactly how much intensity you should use, allowing for your being in top health would be somewhere around 85-90 percent, depending on workout length and frequency.
Obviously a 4 hour long workout cannot be completed using maximum intensity on every exercise.
Try to get the feel of your body’s feedback system. Most muscles need 72 hours to fully recuperate.
Better to undertrain than overtrain.