Instant Training Improvement Tips: increasing muscularity in the Summer of Shred
As you press forward towards your weight loss goals in the “Summer of Shred” there are a number of key prongs in the attack, including a dietary and nutritional supplement plan and of-course exercise regime. Within the latter the typical error in weight loss circles is endless bouts of exercises that fall under the “cardiovascular” focus that do not properly manage a balanced strength development approach.
A balanced strength plan is not say the typical black-shirt bravado laced tirade and marketing phraseology that has weighed-down the strength and conditioning sector since the internet revolution. Strength training is fun, suitable for every level and age contrary to the endless advertisements does not require expensive equipment.
No one piece of equipment is the panacea and a simple barbell and dumbbell set, along with a few medicine balls can satisfy the demands of beginners to elite athletes, assuming the coach understands how to manage tension and varying movements. That said, all resistance training revolves around the ability to maintain posture whilst under duress with the firm understanding all movement begins from stillness. If you cannot maintain posture under duress it is impossible for the ensuing action (motor) to be performed properly.
This broad notion fits perfectly into weight loss goals as intense body-weight work, with long duration sets is remarkably effective, improve muscular density and in the case of DMC™ will satisfy the goal of enhancing posture.
DMC™ is scalable to every level and its remarkable intensity has created a near folklore in many sport training communities including the upper strata of the elite. It is very capable of developing explosive power, speed and work threshold but at all times requires attention to detail and extreme tension.
In the following nine holds, body alignment must be at optimal level with the individual creating intense muscular contraction. Each hold is performed for upwards of ninety second holds though the individual will start at one-third. Holds are continuous but depending upon fatigue the user should arbitrarily decide to sit in position “1” in between transitions to the next movement to allow the body to recover. This plan should be performed at the end of standard resistance training, upwards of three times per week.
John Davies and Marissa Fields demonstrate a great dumbbell combination for leg development.
Prepared by John Davies
Photo: Tammy Bravomalo
John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern, Super Cissus, PowerFull and Prime, along with additional use of Recreate, Yok3d, Anabolic Pump and Pink Magic depending upon his training cycle (workout log 1, 2, 3, 4).
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