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STRENGTH TRAINING THAT’S TEXAS TOUGH

Training Texas Tough, incorporates supersets throughout the whole workout.  Supersets equal fat loss and strength gain. When performing supersets, the key is to move from your first exercise directly into your second exercise with very little to no rest. The object here is twofold: 1. You want to tax your energy systems to help build your overall endurance. 2. If you choose an exercise that is working the same movement pattern or muscle groups, it will push you to work to failure, which is something most people don’t want to do. Let’s use chest day for a simple but effective example of this type of training.

CHEST TEXAS TOUGH STYLE

1A. Dumbbell Bench-press x 12-15 reps

1B. Plyometric Pushups x 5-8 reps

BACK TEXAS TOUGH STYLE

1A. Pullups x 8-10 reps

1B. Horizontal Pullups x 8-10 reps

LEGS TEXAS TOUGH STYLE

1A. Dumbbell Front Goblet Squat x 12-15 reps

1B. Squat Jumps x 10 reps

SHOULDERS TEXAS TOUGH STYLE

1A. Standing Dumbbell Military Press x 12-15 reps

1B. Dumbbell Lateral and Front Raise x  10 reps

Again, if you really want this to be Texas Tough, there is no rest between the exercise sets. You will only rest for 30-60 seconds after each superset and repeat. You will be surprised how challenging this is, and you may only be able to repeat this 2-3 times in the beginning. These supersets are tough because just like in Texas, we work hard and rest when we can.

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