7 Random & Effective Bodybuilding Tips
The article is devoted to 7 Random & Effective Bodybuilding Tips. Following are some random bodybuilding tips to make you a smarter bodybuilder, because you need to know what you’re doing and what happens if you do X, so educating yourself on the matter should be just as vital as going to the gym.
- Increase benchpress weight
Do pushups to increase your benchpress weight. Doing about 200 pushups (break into about 5 sets) every 3 days will undoubtedly make you stronger and capable of pushing more weight, effectively making you both stronger and bigger, best of both worlds.
- Rest to build muscle
To build muscle you need to work out, eat right and rest. Because muscle is built at rest, so adopt some kind of resting regimen, it can be one full day off after a workout, several continuous training days and then a few days’ rest, depending on the number of continuous workout days and so on. A long vacation (1 week) from working out every few months is also an excellent idea, you might be interfering with your body’s efforts to rebuild and get stronger, by allowing it only limited time for the process.
- Squat for overall body growth
The squat exercise is one that requires your whole body’s undivided attention and ultimately causes for a lot of testosterone to be released in the body, the hormone that takes part in muscle growth. Compound exercises (those that stimulate several muscle groups at once) in general are great for building muscle throughout the whole body.
- Overcome plateaus by varying repetitions and sets
A plateau is when you stop seeing progress in your bodybuilding efforts, this means that you’re doing the same as you did when you were weaker and less muscular. You need to shock your muscles in new ways, they include: more weight, new exercises and varying combinations of reps and sets. If you’re generally doing 3-4 sets by 8-10 reps, try doing less reps with heavier weights (heavy enough you struggle at the end) or more reps with lighter weight. And consider…
- Supersets to overcome plateaus
Supersets are exercises that are performed with very little to no rest at all between the sets, this to shock your targeted muscle in a new way so growth can take place again. An example would be preacher curls and then hammers, both target the bicep, but in a little different way. Do not adopt this as your usual training though, or you might overtrain, this method is for pushing the limits.
- Avoid injuries
Don’t jump into an exercise with heavy weight, you can injure yourself in 2 ways: depending on the exercise (say, benchpress), you might simply not get a hold of it and drop it on yourself; or you might put too much strain relative to your physique, which will accumulate over time and go “surprise!!” at you when you least expect it. Injury is not the same as soreness after a workout, while the latter indicates that progress shall take place, the former will blatantly deprive you from working out for a long time. So, start every exercise with light weights to warm up and advance relative to your progress.
- Use good form
Doing exercises is one thing, doing them the right way – is a completely different story. It’s not enough to come to the gym and lift some dumbbells up and down, you have to perform every exercise in the optimal way possible, for maximum results, and just as importantly – to minimize the chance of injury. Look at the more experienced guys at the gym and mimic their movements, ask the local trainer for guidance, watch videos of knowledgeable bodybuilders, etc… Educate yourself.