How To Grow New Muscle
By Sean Nalewanyj
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The primary aim of any bodybuilding workout is to grow new muscle. Muscles begin to grow when the stress put on them by means of a workout is perceived as a threat to survival.
For the body to grow new muscle, you need to train at a high intensity level. But, resistance training at a high intensity in not always easy. If you want to add mass to your frame and grow new muscle, you need to dedicate a 100% to intensity.
This means that you need to push your body at every training session to its maximum potential. Each set of exercise needs to be taken to concentric muscular failure or close to one or two reps of failure in order to achieve the maximum potential effort.
All exercises go through concentric and eccentric phases. The concentric or positive phase of an exercise is the one during which you lift, such as the pulling motion of a chin up. The phase of an exercise while you relax the tension on the muscle, similar to the lowering motion during a chin-up, is the eccentric or negative phase.
The inability to perform an additional repetition of the positive phase of an exercise is what is meant by concentric muscular failure.
While you are performing a set of 5-7 reps, each one gets tougher as you continue lifting. Eventually, you get to a point where you can’t push the bar any higher, even though you are trying your best.
Completing the movement seems to become impossible, despite your greatest effort. This type of training is the key to grow new muscle as it pushes your muscles to failure.
Some people do not believe in this technique of taking each repetition to muscular failure.
It is, however, essential for you to train close to this level of intensity, even if you do not train to failure. So you need to be close to one or two repetitions of muscular failure. To grow new muscle, it is necessary to reach this minimum level of intensity.
It is important for you to gradually build your intensity to this level if you have just started weight training. Ensuring proper form when performing an exercise is important or you may heavily stress your joints and connective tissues.
You can start stretching your limits after you have learned the proper form and your body has started to adjust to the training. Physical and mental discipline is the key to achieve this.
You mind needs to deal with the discomfort that comes with training to failure, as you push your body to perform at a high intensity level to achieve grow new muscle.
There is a reason behind why people fail to transform their bodies to an appreciable degree while training at the gym.
They do not perform their exercises to an intensity level at which they can tax their body’s existing resources.
These exercises can provide certain health benefits, but will not help you grow new muscle.
To grow new muscle, your body needs to be presented with a task that challenges its existing resources and allows it to engage its adaptive mechanism.
The bottom line to grow new muscle and to notice a positive change in the body is to exercise at an intensity level that utilizes your body’s existing resources and makes your body engage its adaptive mechanism.
Don’t forget that intensity is the key to grow new muscle.
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