Effective Muscle Building Techniques for Your Workout
Posted Jan 22 2010 6:30am
Weight lifting, for it to be efficient must involve some efficient muscle building techniques. On the other hand you must remember that these techniques cater to experienced body builders who have reached restrictions with their workouts. Some of these techniques include super sets, negatives and drop sets.
The drop set technique involves forcing your body to keep lifting non stop, every time reducing the amount of weight you carry. As an example, you may do some military press at 100 pounds for 10 repetitions and then continue to lift at 90 for 10 reps and so on.
There are some extremists that actually go to the degree of reducing 10 pounds at a time until they are left with just the bar. These should not be practiced by all though and are only suggested for advanced weight lifters with a training partner. A very successful muscle building technique.
The next effective technique are supesets. They are essentially two or more workouts performed back to back, targeting opposite muscle groups with no rest between the workouts. These kinds of exercises shock your muscles with the amount of work and effort they involve, resulting in an effective muscle increase.
An example would be performing bicep curls followed by some tricep extensions or bench press followed by some single arm dumbbell row for your back. You could construct your own superset as long as the muscles you are working on are complement of each other.
The final technique called negatives are the most effective of the three. A negative is what most people don’t think when they are weight lifting. When you lift weights and you push the weights away from you, your muscles contract and do a positive. As soon as you release the weight, you are now doing a negative. You in fact work the tendons more in a negative movement than you do a positive. This is the reason why I consider negatives as the best muscle building technique. This on the other hand makes it the most challenging technique to execute.
To sum it all up, weight lifting is not all about who can carry the most, there are also techniques involed like all other sport. The three I’ve mentioned above are what I believe to be the best muscle building techniques for more experienced weight lifters. I wouldn’t suggest this for starters as they could be shocked by the amount of effort they require. Nonetheless, you can choose to try the techniques for a day with the help of a trainer and see how your body reacts to the exercise. Check out some weight lifting workouts to supplement your muscle building techniques