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Building Muscle, Get Bigger and Stronger Spending Less Time in The Gym

Sep 5, 2008
You will be more successful by putting more effort towards you goal. The widely accepted truth that has always been applied in most areas of life. The harder you study, the better grades you will achieve.

Therefore, it only makes sense that the more time you spend in the gym, the stronger and more muscular your physique will become, correct? Contrary to what you might think, the answer to this question is a gigantic no! It is in this area of bodybuilding that conventional wisdom goes straight out the window, down the street and around the corner. I know what you might be asking yourself: "Spending less time in the gym will actually make me bigger and stronger?" The answer is yes! It really will, and when we examine the muscle-growth process from its most basic roots, it becomes quite clear why this is the case.

In every way, the body is naturally geared to keep live and healthy. We feel miserable when we have not eaten or drank fluids for some time, we get a suntan because of the excessive UV rays presence, calluses are produced to safeguard our skin, etc. What would occur if we chance to split our muscle tissue in the gym? You are right if you are thinking that the muscles will get stronger and larger.

By battling against resistance beyond the muscle's present capacity we have posed a threat to the musculature. The body recognizes this as potentially harmful and as a natural adaptive response the muscles will increase in size to protect the body against this threat. As we consistently increase the workload from week to week the body will continue to adapt and grow.

Appear easy? Well, it is. Muscles will only grow bigger and stronger if they are allowed sufficient recovery time; this is the most important thing to realize. You must allow yourself enough recovery time, otherwise your muscles just won't grow.

Training with the minimum amount of volume needed to get a good respose should be your goal. Once you have pushed your muscles beyond their present capacity and have triggered your thousand-year-old evolutionary alarm system, you have done your job. In order to keep the time your body needs to heal to a minimum, avoid putting unnecessary stress on it.

Most people train way too often and with far more sets than they really need to. High intensity weight training is much more stressful to the body than most people think. The majority of people structure their workout programs in a manner that actually hinders their gains and prevents them from making the progress that they deserve.

In order to get maximum gains, you must follow 3 guidelines: first, do not train for more than three days a week. Second, Limit your workouts to 1 hour only. And third, perform 2-4 sets for smaller muscle groups (shoulders, biceps, triceps, calves, abs) and 5-7 sets for large muscle groups (chest, back, thighs).

Focus concentric muscular failure and increase weight or reps each week. If you consistantly train more than you need it will be counterproductive to your gains. Have this in mind and visit my site if you want more info.
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