maintaining or gaining muscle. It’s a simple equation. More fuel equals more muscle and less fuel equals less muscle and fat in the system. You know the story, we do, we see those infomercials on the tube or in the magazine full of men in the gym with ripped defined muscles and glowing 6 pack abs, and then after a few months they have to go back into the gym and get tighter abs and lose the extra flab, so they go to the gym and do the same workout but now they are not going to lose any fat like they initially went in for but they will lose some flab and tone up their abs and so they go back in and do another workout and voila… they have less fuel in the system.
So so now we go from being fuel deficient to being fuel enhanced, but we must go back in to get our fuel enhanced body. How this is done is by increasing work rates with the aid of heavier weights and decreasing reps. So now instead of performing 5 sets of 10 reps with heavy weights, you will perform 2 sets of 6 reps with lighter weights. You are now enriching your fuel reserves, but what we are really doing is turning the fuel enhancement process on.
You do not want to go all the way up to the 6 rep range because if you do this you will lose some of the muscle and you are trying to get rid of the fat and so you do not want to lose so much muscle.
So after you have done 2 sets of 6 reps you will want to go back down to the 5 rep range, and then continue to do this process. You are actually turning the fuel enrichment process on.