The Basics

The Basics

Really working that muscle

I am writing this post because recently I was training my mom at the gym and I just realized along with some others at my gym, that form is something they’ve thrown out of the window. People think that lifting weights and just putting them down is sufficient but lack the understanding that proper form with reasonable weight, will produce better results than half-reps of heavy weights unless proper form is performed previously. In this article, I am going to talk about how to really work that muscle and reap the best benefits from working out, in the first place. I see it time and time again and wish I could assist those in the gym with performing those exercises properly, but it’s not my place really and people tend to love to be left alone while training. What I do know, is that at least through this article, I can get my readers to perform their exercises properly, and give them an idea on how to know they are performing those exercises with proper form.

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Myofibrillar Hypertrophy

In the community of weight lifters, there are two types; bodybuilders and power lifters. The latter group focuses more on strength gains and sometimes disregards aesthetics, or physical appearance for those gains. The former group is focused on sculpting the body, to that of a Greek god. For those who may be unaware on the physiological and biological components that are involved in each type of weight lifting, power lifters focus on a different aspect of the skeletal muscle, to gain those strength. The same goes for bodybuilders, who are focusing on another type of aspect of the muscle, when it comes to their training. Just lifting up a weight and putting it down, doesn’t train all of the muscles. It’s only part of the muscles that are being trained. So, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate or develop a weight training program, that targets all of the muscles for optimum and maximum gains? Continue reading the article to learn about myofibrillar hypertrophy and why it should be incorporated into your current weight training program.

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How to increase strength

You find that you’re not going up in weight efficiently enough? Have you checked your diet? Is it in check? If you said yes to these questions, then if it isn’t your diet, then you need to start incorporating strength training routines into your training sessions. If it is that your diet isn’t in check, and you’re not getting enough calories, that majority of the time is the reason people aren’t gaining strength, especially if they are bulking. If your whole routine was to strength train, I doubt you’d be having much problems in this area, unless you’ve reached some high numbers and need to break through a plateau. This article isn’t about breaking plateaus at those numbers, but rather just a regular desire to gain strength while gaining muscle mass. I am sure this peaks your interest, so keep reading!

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The benefit of good form

Form. What exactly is it, and why does it have to be good? If someone asked you, “Hey brah/brahette, why do I have to lift with good form?” What would be your answer? You may say that it yields the most gains from using good form or, that it actually prevents injury. We’ve heard it being regurgitated over and over, in the gym, that good form is to prevent injury. It’s like when we were in P.E, we had to do things in certain manners because, it help prevent injury. A lot of things we do in bodybuilding, is to prevent long term problems that can keep us out of the gym. The worst nightmare for a bodybuilder or anyone in the fitness industry who loves training, is getting some type of gym related injury that holds them off from training for months! Imagine, that’s nearly all your gains being lost because you didn’t lift something in the right manner! If you don’t want this ever happening, keep reading this article. I am not going to provide you the proper form or explanation on what the proper form for each exercise is, because that would take forever but I will provide a lovely link that carries you to a fitness training online library that shows you how nearly all the exercises possible at the gym, should be performed!

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All About The Back

I haven’t added anything new in regards to individual body parts and how to train them for a little while now. I figured it would be a good thing to do that today. Give you guys something to look at and utilize in your training. I tend to train my back with my chest but I train about 3 times a week. If you train more times a week, then you can have back on it’s own day. This would be more conducive to your training habits because it will allow you to utilize all of the energy that you have, into that one body part. Alright so here we go. The back is made up of 4 different muscle groups; the latissimus dorsi, the trapzeius, the erector spinae and the rhomboids along with the teres major and minor. The key to an awesome back, is making sure that every one of these muscle groups are trained on your back day. Generally about 5 exercises are enough to make sure that you’ve efficiently trained your back for excellent development and growth.

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