Instant Training Improvement Tips: the "gun show" in the Summer of Shred
Without a doubt the summer is an unveiling of sorts where the layers of clothing vanish and levels of fitness and overall physique are revealed. The hard work of the winter months, exercise, diet and compliance of your supplement regime are on full display in the heat of the summer and equally training conditions are perfect for accelerated gains for the dedicated.
Certainly as we consider goals more towards physique, arm training is one of the most popular parts of the body to train. Despite this focus, the majority of exercise enthusiasts do not address properly and see results languish.
Prior to reviewing exercise protocols, let me stress that progress will be slowed greatly if you do not eat and supplement properly as well as get sufficient sleep. No training regime can overcome, or least maximise potential without these areas managed properly and as it relates to supplementation the modern iron-game has a tremendous advantage over the past.
Focusing upon biceps within this article, please consider the classic iron-game with equipment needs very simplified with a High Bar, Barbells and Dumbells, if that.
Within the basic laws of bicep training, contraction, tempo and movement patterning is the attacking triumvirate.
Using peak contraction is a brutally tough yet effective approach that has you flex the biceps as hard as possible for a two to three count at the apex of the lift. Adding to hellacious mix is managing tempo which requires that after contracting the bicep, the load is eccentrically lowered three times slower than the concentric action (typically referred to 3:1). Finally, all movement most be performed with proper technique. In the standard bicep curl, the “meat” of the hand, the two middle fingers, curls into shoulder head, thus contracting the bicep to its maximal amount. In-fact by releasing the smallest finger from the grip, bicep tension actually increases, thus improving the overall training effect.
Contraction, tempo and movement patterning in your personal “gun show” this Summer of Shred.
Tammy Bravomalo discusses her supplement stack.
Prepared by John Davies
John’s present supplement stack starts daily with the “athlete’s advantage”, Modern BCAA+™, SuperCissus®, USPlabs PowerFULL® and USPlabs PRIME®, along with additional use of Yok3d®, USPlabs AP™ depending upon his training cycle
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