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Sets Until Failure

Sets Until Failure

This principle is the main idea of other intense methods like cheating, forced reps, prolonged sets, as well as flushing, super-sets, combinations, etc. This is a premise for us to not consider it a separate principle, but rather a foundation and an inevitable part of our body building approach. In reality, this principle is best […]

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Bodybuilding-Posing

Bodybuilding-Posing

The most attractive part of a bodybuilding competition, when you’re in the audience, is practically a sum of isometric contractions of the competitors’ musculature, in other words- Posing. Isometric contractions are considered to be a ‘workout’ in a sense, that deepens the hardness, detail and separation of one’s musculature. Bodybuilders nowadays pay more and more […]

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Pyramid

Pyramid

The main idea of doing a warm up, is getting your cardio-vascular, central nervous system (CNS), as well as the skeletal musculature activated, before your weightlifting workout, in order to increase its efficiency. Generally speaking, warming up refreshes the nerve paths along your central nervous system, but the most significant changes are in the vegetative […]

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Training Cycles

Training Cycles

The biggest goal for beginners and advanced athletes is achieving the so-desired big muscle size, combined, of course, with flawless muscle separation and aesthetics. But is it possible to achieve all of this at once, without a certain yearly training cycle? The answer is yes, if you have superior genetics and follow the given body […]

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Contrast Principle

Contrast Principle

Anatomy researches on the skeletal musculature According to anatomy researches, during the last 30 years, the skeletal muscles consist of two main types of muscle fibers- Fast-twitch muscle fibers (white) and slow-twitch muscle fibers (red). The ratio of white to red muscle fibers is genetically predetermined. It is also important to note here, that fast-twitching […]

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The Muscle Pump

The Muscle Pump

The main idea behind the flushing principle is pointed directly at the optimal blood-filling of the working musculature. As we know, the blood is responsible for a various set of vital functions in the human body. It has a main role, when it comes to maintaining the balance of the separate physicochemical properties of the […]

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Split Principle

Split Principle

Before we dive into the most commonly used principle of “Split training”, we will go through some information that concerns the contradiction between some of the principles used by advanced and elite athletes. When you open up a fitness magazine and read some of the articles on methods, used by elite athletes (competitors), there is […]

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Priority Principle

Priority Principle

In the next couple of articles, we’re going to cover some of the training principles and methods, used by advanced athletes, that either compete, or just try to take their already established, solid base of muscle to the next level. Priority principle Usually, when you start talking about working out with someone, who has years […]

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