Body Building Training For Intermediates

You’ve been training hard for a number of months, or even up to a year, and you’ve seen some good, consistent progress in your body building training, but now, you’ve hit a plateau. No matter how much you do, you just can’t seem to get any bigger or stronger. What do you do? You know that you have to change something. That much is a given. But specifically what do you change?

For most people, their inclination would be to add more sets or more exercises. After all, it’s only logical. You spend more time in the gym, you get more results. And yet many people who’ve been down that road know that it’s not quite so simple. They train harder and harder, but they don’t progress. They actually stagnate, or even worse, regress. What the heck is going on here?

My guess: if you’ve been following traditional body building training, you’re not strong enough to make any further progress. That’s right! Not strong enough. Sure, you look big and buff, but your strength is probably lagging behind. Here is why: if you’ve been training with traditional body building training (something along the lines of 3-4 sets of 10-12 repetitions), your muscles made some endurance-type adaptations. In other words, yes, your muscles look bigger, but a Testosteronen Cypionate big part of the reason is that your muscle is storing more glycogen. Glycogen is a fuel source for endurance activity. Glycogen is not muscle. It helps muscle, yes, but it’s not muscle in and of itself.

So for the next 4-8 weeks, try this: instead of doing 3 sets of 10, reverse it: try doing 8-10 sets of 3. This allows you to get the same number of repetitions in, while being able to raise the weight, since you’re doing fewer repetitions per set. This type of training is very tension-oriented, and what you see is an actual increase in the size of a muscle, instead of glycogen increases. Don’t get me wrong, both are useful to have, and eventually, you will plateau on the tension-type training. At which point, you can go back to more traditional schemes, and get some good gains out of that.

Hopefully, this little article gave you a good idea of what you can do in your body building training to make continual progress, and get out of the intermediate stage, and into the advanced.

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