Shock Your Muscles with Repetition

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

I think you’ve all had enough of my entertainment antics from the past few posts. I certainly have. And I think it’s time to get back to the business of discovering and executing innovative ways of building muscle. One question one may ask is,

Why Innovative?

The answer:

Because your muscles simply will not grow after a certain point in growth. So you need to get creative in order to start shocking your muscles again.

One way to do this is by performing an exercise twice in one workout. Once in the beginning and one at the end. Like this,

  1. Lat pull downs – 3 sets of 5 reps
  2. Lateral raises (dumbbells) – 3 Sets of 10, 8, 6 reps
  3. Barbell shoulder press – 3 sets of 10 reps
  4. Lat pull downs – 3 sets of 12 reps

Doing this will give your muscles a reason to speak up in confusion. And they’ll probably say something like this,

‘Hey buddy, what the hell’s going on here? We just did this exercise, but something is… different’

That is a statement that I could only wish our muscles would quote on the daily, but unfortunately that is not so (Damn muscle memory). Any how, the real change here is all to do with the different repetition ranges. Performing more reps (possibly with a different weight) will begin to force your muscles to acting differently. Performing both lower reps and higher rep numbers will assist in activating different muscle fibers, hence the ‘shocking’ change to the way your muscles react. This is the exact kind of thing that you need to be doing in your workouts to give mojo back to your muscles.

Change is a never ending and an often rapid thing in my world. I live in this game we call internet marketing, I live in the world we call bodybuilding, and I literaly go mentally sick when my surroundings have been the same for too long. So I’ve become accustomed to rapid changes, which in turn helps you, as I’m constantly trying out new things during workouts.

But this site isn’t about helping me, it’s about helping you. So do yourself a favour and take yourself out of your comfort zone when you workout. Easier said than done, I know. But that is the only way to take your muscles to the next level. This technique is one of them.

See you in the comments.

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