5 ways to increase your training intensity

Fitness & Training Tips
By Marek

About Marek

I believe that I haven´t reached my full CrossFit potential and have plenty of room for improvement, as an athlete and as a coach. Becoming a part of Ignite brings me a step closer to fulfilling my dreams and I’ll do my best to help all of you to reach yours.
If you are looking into how to take your training to the next level, increasing your training intensity is a great way to push through plateaus and get the most out of your time spent at the gym.
Training intensity can be defined as the effort put forth to complete your training task. This can be set of squats, metcon or even your mobility sequence.
How do you increase your intensity?
1. Watch the clockbe careful of too much chit chatting between your sets, always stay strict with your rest time
2. Increasing your reps or weight you just finished a set and if you think you could have done 2 or 3 more reps then go heavier on your next one. If the next step in increasing a weight is too much, then perform more reps.


3. Training partnerfind someone who will push you bit harder each time. Don’t be afraid to organise a session with someone better than you or someone who you admire for they work ethic or the way they look. Maybe consider getting a PT session once a week.


4. Set goals and share themthis is a great way of staying on track and making sure you hit every session with intent. It is important to share your goal with someone who keeps you accountable, so you have no option of bailing out.


5. Write things downit is very hard to remember exactly what you did the last time you trained. Make sure you keep a track of your training, so when you come back to the gym you know where you left last time and can move forward.


No matter your skill level, strength or time availability, training intensity is the way to go if you want to get something extra out of your training.