Max’s Muscle TV is an awesome Australian TV show that’s also available on youtube, and features some of the country’s best body builders, fitness and figure models demonstrating exercises and entire programs.
Even if you’re goals are just to be in regular awesome shape, rather than body building shape, I strongly recommend that you take a good look at this show and get an idea of what training with weights is supposed to look like.
Something I talk about a lot is that when training with weights, you should actually need to take that minute or two break in between sets. Especially on “power” movements as I call them in my program, where we are performing heavy, compound exercises. A lot of people just count through 10 (or however many) easy reps and really short change themselves of the results they should be getting. If the target is 10 reps, that means choose the heaviest amount of weight you can manage for 10 reps, and squeeze every ounce of energy out of the targeted muscle groups.
You’ll see a variety of approaches in this series but even when the athletes are just plodding through the routine as I like to do, you will see how hard you should be working and how exhausted you should be in between sets.
Also, a lot of this footage is shot at Doherty’s Gym (the best gym in the world!) where I train and work with my clients, so you might just spot me in the background of a few scenes!
Remember: regardless of your goal body type or physique, the principles of training are the same. If you don’t want to be muscle bound monster like some of the athletes in the videos, don’t worry. It takes a tremendous amount of food to get to those sorts of proportions. Training with a similar approach but with a nutrition plan to support a normal weight for your height is going to get you that lean, athletic and attractive body type I assume you are here for.
Check it all out at the Muscle TV website.