Friday, November 29, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
If your objective is to put on muscle then it is recommended that you go back to the old school bodybuilding workout. It seems that the good old bodybuilding workout of the 1970’s has been lost in the complicated shuffle that has been going on since we started the muscle and fitness boom that started in the 80’s.It was the good old days when the answer to gaining muscle was the simple basics like doing compound movements like squats, dead-lift and bench-press, but things seemed to have got lost along the way. With all the research and all the new high powered developments we have got into with the new High Intensity Interval Training called HIIT everything seems to have changed.
The old school method of putting on good quality muscle by doing squats and drinking a gallon of milk a day no longer seems to be followed. Today everything has changed about the way we train our bodies. Research shows us that we need to do short 45 minute workouts with a high intensity if we want to get the ‘after-burn’ effect and burn fat.50 years ago the bodybuilders were able to put on a hold an enormous amount of muscle without taking steroids. They were able to do that by following the basics like squats, dead-lift and bench-press. Doing a high intensity squat workout has proven to help increase the amount of muscle you can carry because you increase your core strength.
Doing squats with reps as high as 20 or even 25 reps with a heavy weight is the secret to building muscle and getting stronger which seems to have fallen away. There is no doubt that the good old squats and milk workout would still work the wonders that it has always worked but very few people follow this type of training and dietary advice.I challenge you to take on the training with reps when doing squats to see if you can increase the amount of muscle you carry. Research shows us that when you are able to squat reps as high as 20 in a set with a heavy weight you will put on a lot of muscle because you will get stronger.
When you can squat with 150% of your body-weight for 20 reps without stopping you will carry a lot more muscle on your body than the average person in your gym there is no doubt about it. It is tough training to get to that point but it has proven to work.