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An open letter to "hard gainers" or anyone else
who has had trouble with gaining muscle mass...
"Even the Hardest of Hard Gainers Can Pack on 10,
20, even 40 Pounds Of Rock-Hard, Muscle In The
Next 45 Days... Working Out 45 Minutes or Less!"
If you're frustrated with your lack of muscle gains
and you’d like to gain anywhere from 11 to 40 pounds
of muscle in the next 45 days, you’re going to want
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Fitness Tips For 4/8/2015
Do You Lift Too Heavy to Gain Muscle
When we train there needs to be a specific objective so that measured
results can be seen for you to monitor your progress.
Although training for muscle size as opposed to muscle strength are
very similar they are not the same thing. Gaining strength is all about
increasing the force production whereas gaining size is all about
getting the pump and creating microscopic damage to a muscle.
Muscle hypertrophy (size, not strength) comes from the intensity that
you put your body through when you train. The problem is that most
people who lift weights to increase the size of a muscle think that
lifting a heavy weight for just a few reps is the only way to gain
The result is that we can walk into any gym and see some guy swing a
weight trying to do barbell curls that are too heavy. Swinging his
lower back into the movement or squatting with a weight that is so
heavy he cannot even go to parallel without collapsing is just bad
Bad form will only reduce the key factor in gaining size which is TUT
(time under tension) because too much momentum is used. When you do
not train with the correct form you will not be able to lower or
raise the weight in a controlled manner and further reduce TUT.
When you are struggling to lift a weight you will start to use all
your secondary or supportive muscles and will no longer be focused on
the targeted muscle group. Because you are using more muscles to lift
the weight you will not get the required pump in the targeted muscle
and reduce your gains accordingly.
When training to increase the size of your muscles you need to look
at the weight as your tools that you use and not train to impress
your ego or your friends. Strict form is the only way to safely
increase muscle size without getting injured at some point.
Using a very controlled positive movement for at least two to three
seconds up and three to four seconds down should be an important part
of this strict training that you do with any exercise. To be able to
mentally focus on the muscle you are working on and always looking
for a way to squeeze out at the peak when contracting a muscle is
key to increasing size.
You can also increase TUT by not locking out so that you maintain
the tension throughout the movement. Locking out on squats and
bench-press is just an excuse for a rest as you maintain the weight
that you are holding onto by using your skeletal system to hold the
weight and not your muscles that you are training.
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Do You Lift Too Heavy to Gain Muscle
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