You are what you think you are, a champion or a failure.
We’ve each got all these different muscle fibers … some alert, some attentive, some down-right lazy. It’s kind of like a class room full of kids. You’ve got some raring to go, front row, kids who want to learn … take notes, all that kind of stuff.
Growth hormone is a peptide hormone which promotes the build up of new muscle tissue and retards breakdown of muscle during or after exercise.
Exercise Also Increases Growth Hormone – That’s right. Exercise itself releases Growth Hormone.
What does that mean anyway? Let me use an example so you can feel what I’m trying to say.
Vince Gironda believed that completely developed deltoids are the foundation for a great upper body.
It’s the area in each exercise where intensity screams off the scale. It’s where we need to slow … way down … so the incredible power of squared numbers can explode our progress.
The routine 15 sets of 4 reps (15 x 4) is done when you’ve experimented with routines like 3 x 8, 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 4 x 12 – it is used for “muscle confusion.”
The 3 x 8 (3 sets of 8 reps) protocol is used for all body parts except for calves, which need higher reps and sets (you can start calves at 3 x 10 or 3 x 12, and then progressively work to 3 x 20 reps).
Vince Gironda taught that “bent-over squats” for most are not a true quad developer. He found that students would cheat and leverage themselves in the movement to produce a great butt, hip, and stomach expander.