Back in the day, bodybuilders kept it simple. They trained hard, and they trained heavy. They didn’t have dozens of variations of machines, allowing them to torch muscle groups from hundreds of angles using cables and other attachments. They had barbells, plates, and not much else. Yet, despite this lack of technological innovation, they managed to build some seriously well-developed physiques.
It may sound farfetched but an old person looking for a way to remain fit can achieve such an ambitious goal despite great challenges. You will find that as an old person it is very difficult to achieve what you set out to do according to the bodybuilding program.
Modern body building is a booming business. It has thus attracted scholars and investors alike. Of recent, many scholars especially has ventured to study the art and sport of body building, facilitating a better understanding of methods and means of achieving champion, award winning physiques. There are a few things that stand common in almost all the research findings published in the recent past about body building methods. This article is a synopsis to such findings, highlighting the core points of perfecting the body building venture.
For many bodybuilders looking to add finish to their physiques or maintain mass while sculpting the size they have, a 5-day per week routine is the best route to go. They are able to give each body part the attention it deserves for one very intense training session, then the body part receives 6 days (almost 150 hours) to rest. We all know that it’s very rare that a full week rolls around and ANY body part is still sore, no matter how hard we train it.
In bodybuilding circles, the training norm used to be simple: You train the entire body twice per week, total. Early training greats in the 50s, 60s, and 70s would train upper body on Monday and lower body on Tuesday. They’d repeat this routine on Thursday and Friday. They received maximum muscle stimulation through 8 to 12 sets per body part training.