There are many abbreviations of rest-pause training, but in this article I'm going to describe what are in my opinion, the two most popular and efficacious methods we have today for building strength and muscle.
Rest-pause training is not a fad or gimmick. It's a hardcore training technique that's been popularised by brutal training programs for muscle hypertrophy (Doggcrap, HIT, etc) as a way of stockpiling muscle on you fast.
It's also used by an abundance of the world's best strength and conditioning coaches to harness technique, confidence handling heavy poundages and overall gains contributing towards strength and power.
If you go to the gym you're probably hoping to one day have a lean, well built body, right? Even if you go to the gym to improve your performance at football or MMA you're still kind of hoping for that perfect body, yes?
But most likely, you've been going to the gym for a year or two and although you can see improvements, maybe even pretty good ones, you're still thinking you should be looking nearer to that goal than you are at the moment. You probably have come to the conclusion that you have to train longer, harder and more frequently. Maybe you should probably eat broccoli, boiled rice and chicken 6 days a week, maybe you should use more supplements, maybe its only really possible with drugs.
Well this article gives you a few guidelines on what it really takes to get that physique, what kind of training you need, what sort of diet to follow, and where supplements like Adapt Nutrition PreTrain can help.
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The cornerstone of developing a toned, muscular body is progressive overload, a term I'm sure you've heard many times, and may even feel you understand it sufficiently enough to put the concept to good and effective use.
But to make sure we're all talking the same language, in the context of weight training, progressive overload simply means that you place more stress on the muscle at this workout than you did in your previous workout, and that you place more stress still at your next workout.
Now if we place a moderate level of stress on our body, it reacts by adapting. It adapts to protect itself against this stress, and so long as the training stress is the right kind we adapt by building muscle tissue. Once we recover, we train a little harder, again placing a stress on the body, and we adapt yet again by building still more muscle tissue.
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Over the last 20 years I've been an owner of two gyms and been lucky enough to work with a number of great personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches. Its given me a great insight into what motivates people to workout, what they want out of their gym training, and what they expect a great gym to be able to do for them.
What I've come to realise however, has shocked me to my core.
We are trapped in a self perpetuating cycle where, as gym goers, our expectation of what gym training is all about is causing businesses to design poor gyms, which in turn further warps our expectation of what a good gym should be, causing them to design gyms that are one step further away from what a good gym should be.
This destructive cycle is causing people to fail in their gym experience.
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I'm addressing this article to the men and women who exercise for the primary purpose of changing their body shape, be it improving body tone or building muscle mass. If your main reason for training is fitness, endurance, strength, or sporting ability, then this article is probably not for you.
In fact the paragraph above highlights one of the main stumbling blocks we face when we take up exercise. We either start our training with no clear goal, or we fail to select the right type of training to meet that goal.
If we are fortunate enough to choose the right style of training, we face our next hurdle. When progress slows down, or stops, we decide to make changes. For most of us, the changes we make are completely wrong. We change the factors which don't contribute to us achieving our goal.
Finally, we reach the point that we feel we need to completely change our workout routine, maybe even switch exercise style or quit training altogether. Essentially we're bored, disappointed or simply de-motivated. Unfortunately at this point the changes we make are almost certainly inappropriate and often set our progress back or even regressing.
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After the thought provoking part 1, Martin returns to post 10 more random thoughts on weight training. This episode includes thoughts about overtraining, dopamine kicks from big PR's, and which is best - the chin-up or pull-up? Read on!
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When 15 serious weight trainers come together and each shares an invaluable tip for building muscle, it's likely that the key to unlocking your potential may well lie within this article.
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