Bodybuilding has been around for quite a long period of time. Over the years many people have developed various strength training regimens that are supposedly the best for developing this muscle or that other one but the truth of the matter is that such claims cannot be backed up scientifically. As persons have adhered to these styles of training they have met continuous disappointment and this is really disheartening to those who are really intent on making it big. This article will try to detail six training methods and strategies that are guaranteed to give you value for your time in the gym.
Try keeping the workout as short as possible. The body has a limited amount of energy that can be spent productively as you work out. For this reason, training should not be a prolonged affair. It should be precise and to the point. The body takes around 30 minutes tops before it depletes its blood sugar level. Your workout should lie within this bracket for any meaningful gain to your muscle mass. A short workout is required to stimulate the muscles optimally and this is what’s required for muscle growth.
Maintain a progressive overload. This point means that the load capacity that you are used to in training your muscles should not be a static quantity. You have to improve the overload with time in a progressive manner.
The body increases the muscle mass by responding in kind to the strain that you put on it. The more strain or load that is applied, the greater the gain in terms of muscle mass. Of course this has to be done carefully to prevent the risks of injury. The body needs to be stimulated into growing more. This can be only achieved through more weight load. If you do not give the body this much, it will adapt to the current weight load and will not feel obliged to grow further. This is referred to as a plateau phase.
Regulate the frequency of your training. Most people have been conditioned to think that the longer thy train or the more frequently they exercise in the gym the greater the results they will achieve in terms of growing bigger. This is all unsubstantiated and untrue. Longer workouts are counterproductive for the most part. What is actually important as has been noted above is to try and keep the workout as short and explosive as possible. As the body will grow in the resting period, it will be indeed dumb if you insist on working for say half a day.
Over-compensation. This point is much of a follow up to the previous point. The body needs to be given much time to recuperate. People have traditionally seen no importance in allowing for adequate rest. This is not laziness, it is intelligence. Talk about brains and brawn!
Insist on selective intensity. You will gain more if you can make your training regimen to be more wholesome through adopting compound exercises as opposed to individual body part exercises. Compound exercises will play within your training time and you will see the progress much sooner since the whole body will be trained explosively.
Visualize. Everything has to be visualized before it’s conceptualized. Set yourself a target and go towards this goal. Don’t train blindly; know what it is that you require and go for it.