Building Muscle Mass With A Power CycleWritten by Gregg Gillies
Building muscle mass with a power cycle. Desperate for pounds of new muscle? Forget isolation exercises, for get weight training routines that have you going for pump, burn, flushing muscle with blood, or any of that other nonsense.
If you're interested in building muscle mass, you've got to play with some serious weight on some serious exercises. It's time to use big plates for once, and more some real iron. Only then will you starting adding some serious muscle mass to your body.
Sure, pump feels great and you look pretty damn good in mirror after a pump workout, right? But is it doing anything for you? Maybe, maybe not.
Look at it another way. When do you think you'll get more muscle out of your weight training program - when you are slamming big plates on bar and grinding out seriously heavy sets of squats, or when you are using little ten pound dumbbells for a high rep pumping set of laterals?
If you think it's laterals, you should probably stop reading right about now. This routine is definitely not for you. But if you are serious about building muscle mass, you'll want to tackle this weightlifting program and give it all you've got for 8 - 12 weeks.
Build Muscle and Boost Your Training Intensity NowWritten by Gregg Gillies
Build muscle with a unilateral weight training program. Whether you are feeling stale on your current routine or just looking for a way to improve your workouts and start making progress again, unilateral training is a perfect way to increase results of your training time and help you build muscle.
What is unilateral training? It is simply working one side of your body at a time. This is not same as, say, alternate dumbbell curls where you do a rep with left arm, then a rep with right, etc. You do a complete set for one side before moving to other.
For example, do a set of 10 reps on leg press with your right leg only then do a set of 10 reps with your left leg only. Unilateral training allows you to increase your focus on muscle you are working by doing a better job of isolating working muscle.
Your intensity increases because you increase muscle involvement due to bilateral deficit. The bilateral deficit means total weight you can lift by working one limb at a time is more than total weight you can lift when working both limbs together.