Jeremy Buendia is one of the biggest names in the Men’s Physique division and of the most knowledgeable, thanks to his experience. In a recent Instagram post, Buendia offered simple and actionable tips for anyone looking to intensify their training session.
“While training, straight reps up and down, up and down, with your mind not engaged during your workout. I can tell you aren’t utilizing your time correctly in the gym and you guys can get a lot more done by utilizing some training intensifiers” Buendia said.
As a former four-time Men’s Physique Olympia, Jeremy Buendia has already proven himself among the best, courtesy of his stellar back definition, taper, and slim waist. Having just returned from a lengthy hiatus, Buendia put his reputation on the line at the 2023 Olympia contest.
While he didn’t boast the level of conditioning to see him grace the podium, he still smashed expectations with a resounding eighth-place finish. More determined than ever, Buendia has already begun mapping out his 2024 season, though has yet to announce which shows he will participate in.
Jeremy Buendia Lays Out 4 Tips for Adding Intensity to Training
- Time under tension
- Partial reps
- Static holds
- Drop sets
After Ryan Terry shocked the world to become the new Men’s Physique Olympia, Buendia hopes to make the necessary changes to reclaim the throne. In his spare time, he offered some useful strategies for intensifying any workout.
“1. Time Under Tension- focus on a three-second negative motion during each rep.”
2. A Partial, Partial, Full Rep- Two partial reps followed by a full rep.
3. Static Holds- This will be used during an isometric motion. One side is going to hold a contraction while the other side completes the reps.
4.Drop sets- With a heavier weight complete 8-10 reps and then after that drop the weight and finish your reps till failure.”
Jeremy Buendia adds tips to help push the limits of any workout.
“If you guys really want to gaslight your arms for the last set of every exercise, utilize partial reps at the end of that set. Full reps, start to gas out. We’re going to drop into full stretch partial rep anywhere from half to 75% of the contraction.
“These are the training intensifiers that will take your gains to the next level,” Jeremy Buendia shared.
Following his latest Mr. Olympia finish, the former four-time Men’s Physique Olympia has kept busy with his nutrition. He recently shared a full day of eating in the off-season. Buendia made it clear that once his prep starts, he plans to push his body to the limits until the 2024 Mr. Olympia competition.
The 2024 Mr. Olympia contest will return to Las Vegas, Nevada from October 10-13 inside the World’s Resort, Las Vegas Convention Center. With a new height and weight cap in place for the Men’s Physique category, fans of the sport look forward to seeing the improvements and refinements Buendia can make before another outing on the big stage.