Complex Training Workouts For Strength, Power And Muscle Mass

If you want to build a powerful-looking physique like MMA fighters or Olympic athletes; complex training workouts paired with westword will light a fire under the process. Complexes develop great power and muscle mass. They can also help burn fat at the same time by using shorter rest periods.

If you want proof just picture some MMA fighters or 100m sprinters in your head. Now think how muscular, powerful, and ripped they look. A lot of them use complex training workouts to get that result!

What Are Complex Training Workouts?

Generally speaking complexes are exercises performed one after the other for one set, for different force velocities. You may have seen something similar already, but I will show you what a proper complex training workout looks like!

These days complexes have been modified and diluted, which has taken away their true potential for strength, power, and muscle mass.

To give you an idea of what a modern complex training workout looks like, you can see one below:

Bent-over row x 8 reps Hang clean x 8 reps Front Squat x 8 reps Military press x 8 reps Back Squat x 8 reps Good Morning x 8 reps

I’ll say from the start that there is nothing necessarily wrong with the above workout. However, in terms of building power, strength, and size. They will not be that effective.

NOTE: If you are wondering how the above complex is performed; you do one set of each exercise and go through them all without rest. Then rest after the 8 exercises are done, before starting at the beginning again and do a total of 3-5 rounds.

Like I said before, this workout can be good for fat loss and conditioning but there is not enough weight being used to provide any muscle-building results.

Instead, let me show you what real complex training workouts look like, here’s one below: (Click exercise for video explanation)

This is what I am talking about for what a proper complex training workout looks like! I got these workout ideas from Christian Thibaudeau so full credit goes to him, check out some of his writing as you will love it.

To perform this shoulder complex workout you do one set of each exercise before moving onto the next. When you have done all 5 exercises, rest and start at the beginning again and do a total of 4-6 rounds of complexes. The rest periods will depend on your goals: if you want to get a great weight loss effect, use shorter rest periods of around 15-45 seconds. Or if you want more muscle mass, use longer rest periods of about 1-2 minutes.

Wait till you feel your muscles after doing this workout, it feels great.

Complex Training Workouts Benefits

You may be wondering why these complexes are so effective at this point? Or why you should do them?

Great question. It basically comes down to the different types of exercises and weights used. The start of the complexes builds raw strength, then the 3rd exercise (push press) develops power-strength and the last 2 exercises develop explosive speed-strength.

Think about what that puts your muscles through compared to traditional weight training…. Do you see now how MMA fighters and athletes get the figures they do?

If you want to check out a great program with the same principles used here you should check out this great program: Click here

Over the next few days and weeks, I will be putting more complex training workouts onto the website, so keep an eye out for them.

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Ernestina Chacko is a writer and a photographer. Before joining, she was a senior contributor at Bloomberg USA.