Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

An Amazing Technique That Can Make Your Gains Skyrocket While Others Have Reached A Sticking Point!


If you clearly understand and apply the principles involved in natural bodybuilding, you will experience very rapid muscle gains. However, over a long term, eventually a 'sticking point' or plateau in your training may be reached. It is at this point in training that further muscle gains can sometimes appear almost impossible. Sticking points are almost always a direct result of overtraining. More often than not, this plateau can be overcome with a brief layoff.

The reasons for such a "plateau" in muscle gains can vary. Applying some of these simple strategies below should quickly produce further muscle gains. Most guys mistakenly assume, when reaching a plateau, that their maximum muscular potential has been reached. That is simply not the case. Your true potential is incredibly high. Very few guys come close to even "scratching" their limits.

Now. Taking a brief layoff, is the first recommendation when experiencing a sticking point in your training. After returning to regular training, if you are still unable to increase your muscle size, two further strategies can be applied to produce bigger and better gains.

Increasing the current resistance on the exercise you are stuck on can stimulate extra muscle growth. This increase should not exceed more than twenty percent. For example, if you are using 100 pounds in a barbell curl for ten repetitions, the weight should be increased to 120 pounds. Adjusting the weight like this, will more than likely reduce your performance ability to three or four repetitions. However, if you perform all sets with maximum intensity of effort, the number of repetitions you are able to perform will quickly increase to ten or more.

Sometimes, an increase of poundage is not safe, due to the current level of weight already being used. In such cases, adding extra weight can pose a threat to your safety. So instead. Replace the exercise with an alternative. The change of exercise need not be drastic. For example. If you have reached a plateau in the bench press, you could replace it with the incline dumbbell press. Or, parallel dips. The alternative exercise should be included in the routine for three to four weeks. After this period, the regular bench press can used once again. You should notice significant gains very quickly after doing so.

If you are still unable to increase your muscle gains after applying these strategies and taking a brief layoff, overtraining is usually the cause. Instead of having another layoff, the number of sets you perform and the frequency of your workouts should be reduced. Overtraining results from the amount of exercise performed. Level of intensity is never the cause.

To compensate for overtraining, the amount of exercise performed should be reduced by approximately thirty percent. If you are currently exercising three times a week, your frequency should be reduced to two times a week. If you are currently training with ten total sets in a workout, that number should be reduced to a total of seven. Look. I have never seen or heard of anyone who after applying these strategies failed to make further muscle gains. Any exceptions are usually due to poor nutritional habits or not training with enough intensity of effort. Period.

Trent Brook is the Author of "Huge Gains Fast - How to Get More Rock-Hard Muscle Mass In A Month Than You Now Get All Year. His "Huge Gains Fast" muscle building program is an easy-to-follow system so simple and understandable it's fully explained to you in just 4 easy steps! The Revised Edition is now available online at his website, http://www.hugegainsfast.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Build Muscle Faster With This Simple Weight Room Trick
STACK News
3 Speed Drills to Help You Sprint Faster and Lower Your 40 Time. Build Muscle Faster With This Simple Weight Room Trick. Strength · Build Muscle Faster With This Simple Weight Room Trick · Palm a Basketball With This Grip-Strengthening Workout.

and more »


How Getting a 'Muscle Pump' Helps Athletes Build Muscle
STACK News
If your goal is to build muscle, then absolutely. The pump is an essential aspect of any hypertrophy training phase. However, we want to reiterate that as an athlete, building muscle is only a part of your overall training program and should not be ...



4 Ways to Build Muscle as You Age
The Epoch Times
One of my older buddies, a 74-year-old, fitness-conscious fellow, when asked how he's doing, often responds, β€œI'm keeping it tight,” which always gives people a laugh. Amusing as it is to hear the phrase coming out of a septuagenarian's mouth, his goal ...



Mexican youths build muscle strength to resist a life of violence
Fusion
Thousands of Central American children are heading north to the United States, desperately trying to flee gang violence, murder, rape and hopelessness. But in the violent birthplace of Mexico's most notorious drug cartel, some children are developing ...



One Green Planet

How to Build Muscle Slowly With Your Plant-Based Food Choices
One Green Planet
There is plenty of evidence that a vegan diet actually promotes lean muscle mass and muscular growth. Nevertheless, there are some strategies you can use to build muscle slowly over time, boost your metabolism, and keep you in shape all year long.



New health book helps men shed fat, build muscle, increase testosterone
KABC-TV
'Refuel' program could help men shed fat, build muscle. The so-called 'Refuel' program could help men shed fat, build muscle and increase testosterone. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" src="http://abc7.com/video/embed/?pid=230512" ...

and more »


Muscling up against fat
STLtoday.com
The answer is yes, women burn fat faster β€” or using less energy β€” than men. Men and women build muscle at the same rate, but only through youth and middle age. Once women reach the age of 65 or so, it is harder for them to build muscles, she said.



Marines Hone Firefighting Skills
Department of Defense
"For the newer people, it allows them to experience real-life situations,” Carden said. β€œAnd for the people who have been here a while, it keeps everything fresh in their heads and helps build muscle memory." Each situation the Marines encounter during ...
Aircraft Rescue, Firefighting Marines hone techniquesDVIDS

all 7 news articles »


A Healthier Michigan

Eight Fitness Myths Debunked
A Healthier Michigan
While of course target exercises will build muscle in one specific area, they are not actually burning the fat from just that one spot. Fat loss happens all over the body. Myth 8: Raw foods are better for you and more easily digested. Truth: While it ...



What are the benefits of protein powder, and...
Cosmopolitan UK
If you're a fitness fan, you probably already know all about the benefits of protein. But if you don't, here you go: protein helps you build muscle, which not only makes you look toned, but also boosts your metabolism which can help you slim down (if ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.