The best kind of training is the kind that your body isn’t accustomed to, that you can complete religiously. The most detailed, in-depth training protocols in the world won’t amount to a hill of beans if the bodybuilder can’t follow the routine, find an ideal level of training intensity in the gym, or is already used to it. Here is a very simple training routine for the full body. Each muscle group is given its own training day.
You may have been in the gym for quite a while now, you might have gone through some intense training already or you might have tried several strategies to bulk up your arms. It is not unusual to find professional body builders who have succeeded in every other area but that of developing their arms. Sometimes it causes disappointments to see that the chest is growing, the legs are superb, the stomach is packed into six figure, but the arms are still severed in growth.
Every bodybuilder wants big arms. But when they enter the gym, they’ll often run first to the biceps stations and curl to their heart’s content. Over time, this will lead to a nice set of biceps, but the upper arm will still look very average in a t-shirt, tank top or shirtless. What these bodybuilders (if you want to call them that) are forgetting is that triceps are the key to big arms – not biceps. They make up two-thirds of the upper arm mass. They also protrude into the air in almost every major biceps pose, while the biceps often tuck neatly against the body inconspicuously. If your biceps are great but your triceps are anything but, there is still hope. It’s possible to build a nice set of triceps, but you’re going to have to make them a priority. In fact, you are going to have to put them before everything else on your bodybuilding agenda for 6 to 8 weeks so that they can receive the mass building movements, and frequency of training, needed to facilitate some growth.
People are pretty good at seeing through little white lies told in conversation. You know when somebody is blowing smoke, as it’s not hard to read their body language or see simple holes in the logic they’re trying to sell you. If your training partner tells you that he squats 1000 and weighs 175, you’re probably going to know he’s lying. However, if one of the biggest guys in the gym tells you that reverse-grip underhanded super-slow wrist curls (or some other silly exercise) is the secret to his mass, you’ll at least consider what he’s saying to be a possibility. Initially, the details will be so complex you may not understand it. Then, you’ll probably want to believe him because, well, he is the biggest guy in the gym. Then, one of his friends may agree with him, and you’re just plain sold on it.
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Many new entrants to the gym will walk into the gym with the exciting goal of doing crunches until their abdominal muscles are a svelte collection of rippling muscles, cut out of the former dough that was their midsection. They’ll enter the abdominal training area – despite being 30% body fat – and do an hour of crunches, several times per week. Over the months, their midsections will become harder – under the fat – but to the naked eye, they’ll still be sporting the same spare tire they started with. And in some cases, it might stick out a bit further, due to the increased size of the abdominal muscles underneath the layer of fat.