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The 2 Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Change Your Workouts Forever

I’ll make this simple for you – since your attention is needed elsewhere.
What comes next will be the simplest advice that I can give you to quickly – and foreverly – improve your workouts.
It’s easy to get carried away trying to add more and more.

Which means more time and effort. But not always more results. Especially if you’re just adding junk to a pile.

Start with just 2 sets of each exercise. Force yourself to use them wisely.

Here’s how to make them count:

  • Slow and controlled lowering portions.

  • Good, HARD efforts. Push the set near failure (if muscle growth is the goal).

  • Use technique that lights up the muscle you want to hit.

You’re on the right track if the muscle feel tightened, weaker, or disturbed after the 2 sets.


The random workout crew is disadvantaged.

Keep track of how many reps/sets/weight you do in the gym. You will make undeniably better progress. You’ll also become more invested in the process (hello consistency). Write novels, not haikus.

Use a google sheet, a OG notebook, or an app for this.


Pick one group of exercises for each day you go to the gym.

Repeat those exercises for at least 2-6 months. If anything REALLY isn’t working for you after week 3, swap it. Change nothing unless you need to.

If you’re getting stronger and feeling good, why change?


Repeating exercises is great.

Repeating performances is not.

Each week, aim to add a rep, some weight, or both to your exercises. This is what drives strength and muscle adaptations. It’s the secret sauce and golden fleece.


Week 1 – Squat 95lb x 10 reps.

Week 2 – Squat 100lb x 9 reps.

Week 3 – Squat 100lb x 10 reps.

And if you want to learn more about how to train to build muscle/strength…

Check out this video for a simple walkthrough of what I’m talking about.

Hey! I'm Matteo Marra

Owner/Head Coach at Marra Strength. 

I believe “getting in shape” is really just a set of skills that can be learned and utilized to upgrade your life. 

Using this concept, i’ve helped hundreds of busy guys look and feel amazing shirtless by teaching them how to master the skills of dieting for fat loss and training for muscle growth.

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