Many people have written to me over the last few months, asking for more information about incorporating eccentric training into their workout routine to stimulate muscle hypertrophy. Eccentric training, or ‘lowering’ the weight to stimulate muscle growth, is typically utilized with heavy weights and prolonged rest periods (2 minutes or greater). With prolonged rest periods, there is reduced metabolic stress (lactate responses) and lowered GH and testosterone responses.
Bodybuilders are always looking for way to make their workouts harder. After all, that’s the only way to keep the growth coming. To achieve the goal, bodybuilders look for ways to make individual exercises tougher, particularly during those paths of the movement when added resistance would be useful for growth. Here are a few tips for increasing the workload you are using in the gym. Don’t use these on every set of every workout, or you will find yourself burnt out very quickly. However, you will find great success by using these techniques sparingly in your training.
Building body mass can be very easy as long as you are equipped with the right techniques to building body mass. However if you are not aware of this techniques you could waste a lot of time in the gym without being able to realize your objective. We all want to transform our bodies in one way or another so that we get a perfect body physique. Having a wonderful body is really essential because it can help boost your confidence and feelings of self worth. Confidence is really important if you want to win your dream girl because ladies are victims of confident guys.
Still, most people see an acronym and either run, or think, “Here we go with an elementary school lesson!” Automatically, it seems some psychobabble term that a therapist thought of to get you to take steps toward cleaner living. (We all know bodybuilders are not purveyors of cleaner living!)
We all tend to find comfortable grooves in life. We wake up in the morning, and fall into our regular groove of brushing our teeth and grabbing a protein shake before running out the door to work. When mealtime arrives, we’re often on auto-pilot. We throw a chicken breast on the Foreman grill, and prep our carbs at the same time. After washing it down with a Diet Dr. Pepper or some Crystal Lite, we get back to work in anticipation of our journey to the gym that evening. When the time comes for training, it’s often the same way. We train at the same time each day, and we know what to expect. Our machines will be there for us. We’ll use about the same weight each time, save for small incremental increases. We’ll almost always use the same rep range. It will usually be 6 to 10 repetitions, sometimes flirting with 12 on the early sets of an exercise.
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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In the business world, you’re always either growing or dying. There is no sitting still. Your firm is always either grabbing a larger market share or growing consumer value, or it is losing market share to competitors and losing customer value. However small the increments, there is always either a loss or gain cycle occurring – there is no standing still.