Are you currently fed up with picking up that latest bodybuilding magazine off the shelve, opening it to the latest program on the current bodybuilding star and discovering that he is employing a six day split program that has you in the gym for 4 hours a day? What it won’t tell you is that the guy is really a professional and probably doesn’t have to hold down a steady job, pay off a mortgage or raise a few kids. The truth is, all you want to do is follow these action ideas below and you will start making big gains fast without spending all your time in the Gym.
Let’s have a look:
1) Back to Basics – To build muscle you have to train short and with intensity, you only have a limited number of energy per session. Tests reveal that glucose levels drop dramatically after 20 minutes, so exercise selection is crucial, and that’s where a Coquitlam Personal Trainer can guide you in.
2) Perform One Set per Body Part – Having performed one set of a workout to total failure, it should be near impossible to generate the exact same force and intensity for another set. If you are able to generate the exact same force and intensity for this second set then the first set was not worked hard enough. If you give the first set 100% effort and work it to total failure (You cannot move the bar after the last rep) there is no longer requirement for further stimulation. Therefore you have to do one set per exercise, remembering to accomplish working out session in 20 – 30 minutes so to have the most stimulus as you are able to and then move on to another exercise. Current research shows that single set training is as beneficial as multiple set training, decreasing the odds of over training and saving energy for other lifts required throughout the workout. Because you’re doing one set per exercise, you must work it hard and to total failure.
3) Cycle Your Strength Training – The development of muscle and strength is interrelated therefore the exercise session must be designed in order that increases in strength are corresponding to increases in functional muscle.
Cycling intensity through changes in repetitions during your training program, set up by a Coquitlam Personal Trainer, is a successful way to maintain progression and avoid training plateaus.
4) Don’t Train too long – Training itself causes the breakdown of muscle tissue. When a person trains very intensely cortisol is released into the bloodstream that causes the breakdown of muscle tissue. The total amount of cortisol released is highly dependent upon a long training time.