Bodybuilding is more than just grunting, lifting weights and screaming at the mirror while we flex our muscles. It pays to have an understanding of human kinetics. To be exact, you want to know how your muscles work.
Muscles only develop when put to work. Your body needs to be moving. And when we exert extra effort, so do our muscles. Ergo, for our muscles to work to their full potential, we should do the same during our exercise routines. Hence, the bodybuilding principle of No Pain, No Gain.
You cannot grow muscles if you spend all your time loafing around. Movement is necessary. All right, so maybe something may grow if you just sit put, and that would be your midsection. You can only grow your muscles if you get that body going. A workout is basically anything that involves muscle training.
This is not to be confused with toning your muscles, or conditioning them through lifting heavy objects, jogging or brisk walking. But toning muscles will not grow them in size and beauty. It takes more – much more – to have a physique that will make Governator Ahhnuld blush. Again, no pain, no gain. This word alone should have you set and well prepared to take your muscles to the next level.
The best way to grow your muscles, bar none, is to engage in heavy weight lifting and other strenuous gym activities. This has to be your calling in life if you really want to be Mr. Body Beautiful. And if you happen to smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish and eat junk food, here’s two words for you – cold turkey.
Muscles grow in size only when they are moving. Try standing in front of a mirror straight as a ramrod and you definitely won’t see any evidence of muscle bulk. Now, clench your fist hard, and muscle evidence will show at least on your forearm. So now you see how repetitive motions, or reps for short, done gradually, can potentially develop your muscles. And as you do more of these reps with intensity increasing by increment, you will notice them become bigger and tougher.
A more intense workout leads to faster development of your muscles – simple as that. Hence, a systematic muscle development program incorporating increased muscle stimulation builds more muscles effectively. If your exercise plan does not have such incremental increases in weight or other obstacles that help improve muscle strength, don’t expect your muscles to grow that much. There are exercises that can only do so much in forming muscles. The muscles grown would then be regulating muscles that help out with everyday activities. But they cannot exceed in performing beyond such tasks.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, fully developed and fully grown muscles help you go beyond doing well in ordinary tasks, far beyond what regulating muscles can help you with. Level up today and try some bodybuilding the right way to meet your full potential.