Bodybuilding Success Tips
THE FIRST PRIORITY OF THE BODY IN ANY AND ALL SITUATIONS IS TO SURVIVE AND that includes BUILDING MUSCLE
As a bodybuilder with a passion for showmuscle, you have to make your brain BELIEVE - FOR IT IS ALWAYS YOUR BRAIN THAT CONTROLS THE BODY ACTIONS, and NOT the other way around - that your muscle-fibers are in danger of NOT surviving.
To do this, requires trickery and what's more, smart-trickery. SMARTMUSCLE is successful muscle, and anytime you see successful muscle literally drippin' off a physique, you can be sure that the mind has been tricked constantly to instruct the body to grow bigger and stronger as insurance for future SURVIVAL.
Your very own chemical factory is unbelievably, incredibly powerful and potent, far more so than any pharmaceutical laboratory.
Indeed if you continued at the natural growth productivity ratio delivered during puberty,
YOU would be the most awesome bodybuilder the world has ever seen or indeed, is ever likely to see! Probably within two years you would easily win the Mr. Olympia and crush any opponent into the dust.
Homeostasis (the body's ability to stay the same) takes over.
So YOU as a bodybuilder have to trick it to GROW.
However that growth ability within your body, albeit on a lesser scale, is none-the-less extremely potent and growth producing
But it remains dormant within just awaiting to be harnessed naturally through incorporating the growth-producing package that is right for YOU and possibly, no one else.
ONE OF THE GREAT NATURAL SECRETS OF SHOWMUSCLE IS BALANCE OR HARMONY.
If you can find YOUR OWN IDEAL GROWTH PACKAGE (not just copying from anyone else) you will be surprised how quickly you can make progress day by day.
However get one link of that growth chain wrong and that weakness means minimal or even no progress.
FORGET HAVING TO WORKOUT SO MANY DAYS A WEEK, HAVING TO DO SO MANY SETS AND PARTICULAR EXERCISES OR ELSE YOU WILL FAIL!
It's really not like that!
Experts can only show you the way, their way that they know from their own experience and background.
The incredible muscular bodies that you see around with exploding muscle literally dynamiting out of their thin skin are like that, because they have succeeded in finding a formula, which works for them.
It may or may not work for you, but the chances are frankly limited.
Unless they really know YOU and all about you, your stats, your mind-set and your genetics plus many other things, it is rather a hit and miss affair.
It simply has to be as bodybuilding is an inexact science due to the intangibles of every potential showmuscle body and mind being unique in numerous ways to that of anyone else.
Even then amongst other things, unless you undertake a kind of biopsy of your muscular fiber-type structure throughout your body, EVEN you will not know YOUR 'secret' growth formula for making each bodypart grow to the max within your individual potential.
And moreover, making every area of every bodypart grow equally through target training (for even the same bodypart or perhaps unbelievably, differing sides of the same bodypart can require a specific (fiber-type) training emphasis - this is why sometimes a one-side bodypart of a trainee is better developed than the other side).
And should you get this training procedure absolutely right which necessarily is a question of experimentation and keeping always an open mind to new ideas, there's the equally vital areas of food, supplementation, rest, recuperation and sleep, plus ensuring dehydration never takes place,
Through sipping water throughout the day especially if you're an ectomorph somatotype metabolic profile (see articles on Body know-how' relating to your metabolism), plus numerous other factors which all play their part.
So what do you have to do to grow to the max?
FULLY STIMULATE MUSCLE that's the real answer!
YOU have to stimulate your muscle to such a degree that it instigates a panic reaction by your brain.
Because you have TRICKED it into thinking that the muscle's SURVIVAL is in danger.
THE MOMENT YOU HAVE TRAINED TO THIS DEGREE OF INTENSITY, PURELY AS A FORM OF FUTURE INSURANCE, THE BRAIN AUTOMATICALLY INSTRUCTS THE BODY (YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR BODY) TO REBUILD THAT MUSCLE BIGGER AND STRONGER THAN PREVIOUSLY.
As a bodybuilder YOUR DUTY is to create this scenario, every single time that you workout
Then if the rest of YOUR growth package is right you will and MUST grow.
The amazing thing is: that the shorter duration workout, wherein this phase of POSITIVE FAILURE stimulation-intensity is achieved, the faster YOU will grow showmuscle to the MAX.
But every other part of the showmuscle growth package must be in place for this to happen
Even if you miss out on one single aspect, you will significantly hold back your own bodybuilding progress.
BUT OF COURSE, THAT'S ONLY A MINOR PART OF THE SHOWMUSCLE STORY IF SUCCESS IS TO BE YOURS, IT'S A LIFESTYLE THAT REQUIRES DEDICATION, DISCIPLINE, COMMITMENT.
The gym and what you do in it, is a comparatively minor part of the discipline of our art-sport.
It requires a great deal more, but the truly awesome thing is
The more you put into it, the dividends that accrue will just multiply and what's more
They'll stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.
So WHERE does all this leave us? It means that YOU are the MASTER of your destiny and most of all that means your brain: your mind rules your body which controls the stress-resistance or weights you use to create, to grow and develop.
In essence you GROW YOUR SHOWMUSCLE through your mind-set.
Therefore smart bodybuilding is rather surprisingly to a great many persons anyway, essentially a mental activity.
Indeed it has been proven that if you develop both your muscles and your brain
The two feed off one another and virtually empower each other to an incredible degree.
Awesome muscle without a developed brain is pretty fatuous and useless.
But a fully developed muscle combined with brainpower is truly an awesome combination which no-one can or will ignore!
Beginners to bodybuilding must follow a growth learning curve as to how to lead a showmuscle lifestyle and most of all, they MUST get to know AND THEN 'READ' the basic way their own body develops.
Whilst at a certain level, balls-out 'killer' workouts are virtually a necessity.
The body has to be first coaxed and not forced in any way unless it will simply rebel.
Equally, non-direct growth producing workouts are just as essential as direct muscle-creating training.
The two types of training feed off each other and indeed, both types need to be undertaken at some points to
Develop the myofibrils and also
The mitochondria, together with
Various connective tissue components and the absolutely vital
Pathways to enable a sound foundation to be laid down for the future slab-pack muscle you are going to create.
Very often, even advanced bodybuilders find that varying reps, sets, exercises, with as view to creating muscle confusion (which often necessitates training in exactly the opposite way to their normal program), will work wonders.
Also strangely, cutting every aspect of your workout in half often yields extraordinary good results. Why should this be?
The body is able to adapt to a particular format or program of training relatively quickly (adaptive response), far more quickly that most bodybuilders realize, and
Accordingly, the smart showmuscler learns to change and experiment with new routines regularly.
In this way, he stays ahead of his muscle adaptation by literally tricking it to grow.
One of the very first essential things that must be employed for fast-trak growth success is evil- muscle focusing. From the very first day that you lift a weight: practice and perfect laser-focusing on a muscle being worked:
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE on that muscle being trained with the intensity of an eyeball-laser, and to such an extent, that you almost become as one with that muscle.
In time, such will be the focusing degree of sheer intensity that you will be able to virtually merge with and mentally become that muscle.
Perhaps with practice, even be able to look down on yourself training in a sort of existential manner and drive yourself ever harder to create POSITIVE STIMULATION OF TOTAL, TEMPORARY FAILURE.
Also over time, providing you consistently practice such reinforcement
YOU will in effect be able to pre-program your muscle for the coming workout, by motivation, auto-suggestion and hypnotherapy
Through virtually making a DVD/CD in your mind of that next workout.
So say, the day before or prior to training you do this
YOU will then have the incredible experience of feeling the pump and ache of your muscles blowing-up as you realistically rehearse the reps in your mind without any weight.
YOUR mind is so potentially awesome that if you REALLY work at this
YOU will be able to virtually pre-program your muscles to be on a fast growth track
Exaggerate, visualize and see those muscles swelling and virtually exploding through your personal mind-monitor.
Then when you step into the gym, your mind and muscle are all primed to grow to the max - YOU are on fast-trak mode to win through.
That's what true showmuscle passion is and that's what makes champions.
Not necessarily Mr Olympia or Mr Universe, or necessarily a state competitor, but a real champ all the same, because you have given everything you have within you to succeed, and with that forged mind-set you undoubtedly WILL & BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS!
Real success is certainly not being given everything on a silver plate or being in a position of privilege from the start; yes you may be materially successful with untold riches but there has been little or no life challenge or drive requirement to give your all, whilst taking calculated risks to enable those once distant personal aspirations to come ever nearer.
Rather it is persons who have risen above setbacks and seemingly impenetrable barriers to realize their dreams
Fighting relentlessly for their convictions and ambitions
Facing the ups and down of life through an indomitable blood, sweat and tears process
But winning through despite everything, who is the genuine hero.
That is the unquenchable champion spirit, which secretly, we all admire.
SMART SHOWMUSCLE IS CREATING A STATE OF BODYBUILDING HARMONY.
You may have to train to the point of sheer torture, but there comes a time, when in balance and for the sake of vital harmony
You must REST & RECUPERATE for no matter what state of individual development, that is the ONLY time you CAN grow.
Indeed, there have been thousands of instances, that by just resting and cutting back workout duration, the bodybuilder has entered a growth-spurt phase as never previously experienced.
Indeed, it will be realized before too much longer that :
THE ART OF RECUPERATION IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS CORRECT TRAINING AND NUTRITIONALLY SMART EATING.
Recuperation has for long now, been the resented 'almost deliberately forgotten' part of bodybuilding by many trainers.
But in fact, for creating showmuscle it is the most important phase of all.
You will undoubtedly soon see a strong emphasis being placed by the bodybuilding industry on creating both endogenous but more likely, numerous exogenous methods of enhancing this vital area of muscle development.
THE MIND AND THE BODY WILL IF YOU ALLOW IT TO, GIVE A PHENOMENAL OUTPUT ON YOUR ABSOLUTE TRAINING DEMAND TO BUILD MUSCLE, TO THE POINT RATHER REMINISCENT OF A MEDIEVAL TORTURE CHAMBER
But there comes a time, when ' enough is enough!' and serious attention has to be given to rest
Just to prevent a 'plateau' period of 'stale-workouts' when little or no growth takes place and even muscle-loss occurs
This is usually due to central and peripheral nervous system exhaustion trauma and NOT pure muscle exhaustion.
TAKING A LAYOFF OF A WEEK EVERY 6-10 WEEKS (AGAIN THE FREQUENCY DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL BODYBUILDER) WILL ENCOURAGE FASTER GROWTH
Most of the poundage crazy brigade will consider this non-macho and only for wimps
But YOU just try it and see the enormous benefits that accrue
Simply because the body and mind are allowed to 'recharge their batteries.'
At one time (as has been pointed out previously) this was considered a total violation of the muscle creed, e.g. workout to 'kill and go on killing regardless!'
Anything else was being a pussy-wimp! Any bodybuilder worthy of that name was virtually 'forbidden' to take such liberty.
Musclesmart bodybuilders now appreciate that working-out regardless for month after month, year after year without a lay-off is totally nonsensical.
Indeed you are asking for touble and if this includes you, this has either happened, or unless you are extraordinary fortunate as regards genetic make up' IT WILL!
Your body is a finely tuned miraculous creation, with awesome potential to create a breathtaking muscle sculpture, but as with all things, harmony MUST come into the equation. In this case REST.
Okay, you may lose a few ounces of muscle and your poundage will go down minimally for the first two return workouts.
In many cases, and certainly more than you would ever believe possible
Through taking this step as another phase of your bodybuilding, YOU will find that YOU GROW FASTER THAN YOU DID PREVIOUSLY.
Thereafter anyway, you will come back to 'par' and muscle-fast trak in an unbelievable way.
Your mind and body will simply be repaying you for that 'kind and thoughtful' vacation.
It will be empowered to produce more muscle, faster and of greater quality than previously.
Your poundage will take off and YOU will be more confident because you will literally be able to feel the incredible power bursting from within.
With that winning champion attitude channeled into your workouts, that muscle will be frying after the first few mind-muscle reps.
Now, we come to all the differing programs that are promoted as the ONLY way to train to enable YOU to realize your full muscular potential. Some but not all of these, are certainly provided by top champion bodybuilders, who themselves, may be simply bursting with steel-muscle almost exploding and splitting their thin skin whilst exuding champion confidence.
They have built that awesome physique so they surely must know! But who's right? Can they all be right? Are they perhaps all wrong?
The answer is: they (and that certainly includes the writer) may be both all right and all wrong at the same time.
The one and ONLY person who can determine which and indeed what works 100% for you is - you guessed it! YOU.
If you think about it, there are hundreds if not thousands of top bodybuilders and others offering courses and ways to make you BIG through their 'secret' program alone.
You train (they say) in any other way at your peril!
And yet, when you analyse each individual one against another equally successful bodybuilder they may be totally different
Or certainly differ in fundamental ways, and yet the bodybuilders themselves have succeeded.
How can this be? What is exactly going on!
Simply, that each bodybuilder has discovered -usually through trial and error
THE IDEAL GROWTH PACKAGE FOR THEIR PERSONAL MAKE-UP.
This is why it doesn't matter a jot whether the person offering the program is big or small
If they were truly for YOU, they would not say that any one program is good for everybody.
For NO one program is good for any bodybuilder alive without constantly changing the fundamental aspects of it.
WHETHER IT IS HIGH REPS AGAINST LOW REPS, OR HIGH SETS AGAINST LOW SETS, OR HEAVY WEIGHTS AGAINST MEDIUM WEIGHT, OR EVEN LIGHT WEIGHT.
Or perhaps, insisting on certain essential exercises
Or perhaps dumbbells against barbells
Or machines against free-weights
Or possibly that exercise which for a specific bodypart is THE ONLY guaranteed growth exercise worth doing.
And yet for all this, each of these experienced, equally super-developed bodybuilder-promoters, or indeed other proponents of their particular program, may be telling you something totally different.
Something surely doesn't ring true?
The real problem is YOU and indeed every bodybuilder of every standard throughout history. For everyone is unique and this is where the real problem occurs.
The ideal solution to guarantee total development therefore is to alter your program regularly
So that firstly your muscle does NOT have any opportunity to adapt
For it will do this remarkably quickly
And when it does, there is NO GROWTH
THE BRAIN INFORMS THE BODY THERE IS NO NEED FOR NEW GROWTH
When that happens you WON'T GROW
THAT IS WHEN TOTAL TRICKERY IS REQUIRED.
YOU at different times (of course) MUST undertake every type of training imaginable for each bodypart.
ALWAYS PROVIDING you utilize BRAIN (MINDSET) with MUSCLE and
Plus also ensure, that the rest of your growth package is right for YOU.
Then you WILL & MUST progress.
Also, the only time you really cheat is when perfect reps are impossible to execute.
Therefore, cheating is only there to make a set more difficult, never easier (excluding programs which require more of a pure powerlifting attack.
SOME TYPES OF TRAINING WILL ENABLE YOU TO FORGE FAST-TRAK, OTHERS PERHAPS MORE SLOWLY. But just because you are not making visible progress, it doesn't mean this other training is all in vain.
Virtually ANY program if you give your all and mind-muscle focus will provide some benefit, directly or indirectly.
Bodybuilding and particularly raw, pure showmuscle is a learning curve.
Some of your own fiber-types (wherever they may be located within the construction of your body ONLY)
Require more reps, others less reps, and similarly with your sets - you must vary and experiment.
It is also vital that you develop a sound vascular, neuromuscular and metabolic pathway system along with strong capillary flow.
Then, when you progress to the really torturous workouts and 'heavier poundage (but still always within your individual capability and never just for pure ego sake)
Everything then will already be in place to provide essential nutritional and other support to your growing muscle-stud-dom.
AS GENERALLY IN LIFE, IT'S NOT SO MUCH WHAT YOU DO AS TO HOW WELL YOU DO IT. IF YOU TRAIN IN PERFECT STYLE AND GIVE 100% LASER-DEVOTION
To every perfect rep, and then if necessary,
In a gradually more relaxed way to work that muscle in various ways until it is unable to even twitch, you are on the road to real growth.
If you do your homework (yes, there is a great deal of homework outside the gym by way of physical and mental rehearsal in showmuscle if you want the very best end-results)
And you really must consistently practice and rehearse every part of your muscle career so that you find your own success groove in every facet of your showmuscle.
That goal - YOUR GOAL - which may perhaps at the start appear to be barely possible and years away
WILL though almost imperceptibly at first, really start happening, and then moving forward ever more quickly
YOU will start to believe the probability, and before you know it, this will turn into reality.
LIKEWISE, BE SMART MUSCLE AND CHANNEL ALL THE WORK YOU DO IN THE GYM AND THAT SUCCESS YOU ACHIEVE IN CREATING SHOWMUSCLE VIA THAT MIND-MUSCLE FOCUSING; BY INTEGRATING THEM INTO OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.
If you have acquired passion to succeed in the gym,
DEVELOP EQUAL PASSION TO SUCCEED IN OTHER INTERESTS OF YOUR LIFE: school, further education, career, community, politics, other sport and interests and everything to make you an all-rounded individual.
Also consider providing a willing hand for perhaps those less fortunate than yourselves and give your free time to assist others in reaching their goals and lots more.
All this will mold a more magnetic character and make you a stronger personality.
You will also be repaid in unimaginable ways.
THE STEADFAST QUALITIES AND STRONG PERSONALITY YOU DEVELOP IN BUILDING A GREAT BOD WILL INDEED, IF YOU ARE MUSCLESMART, ENABLE YOU TO MAKE YOUR OWN MARK ON THE WORLD.
Once you realize that your awesome hot bod and confident winner looks is only half the story and battle
And that by also creating for yourself, a well developed brain, assertive self-drive, leadership skills, future-self-programing skills, compassion, judgement, creativity, invention, people-skill, peer-cooperation, determination, open-mindedness, positive thinking, persistence to overcome setbacks and goal-setting for end-results -
Which will of course, to a considerable extent already have been developed through your bodybuilding efforts
These in fact of course, are life qualities and the very essence of a winner.
ANY EMPLOYER will give their eye-teeth to have such a person in their company
JUST COMMIT YOURSELF TO REFINING THESE MUCH SOUGHT-AFTER SKILLS AND WORK JUST THAT LITTLE BIT HARDER TO ALSO FULLY DEVELOP THIS OTHER SIDE OF YOU
And then, nothing but nothing can and will stop you from carving your own niche on the world
And hopefully, making it a much better place in which to live for YOU and others.
That word 'survival' then takes on a phenomenally vital part of the totally stimulating and unbelievably exciting showmuscle cycle of material success.
You will also become a true ambassador of bodybuilding and showmuscle, which will be respected whatever you do and wherever you go.
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