Almost all injuries are injuries of the joints and connective tissue. Hyperplasia doesn’t injure. Hypertrophy does.
How it’s used depends entirely upon whether you’re shooting for size or beauty.
Most of us know how to do crunches and leg raises but few know how to work the lower abdominals.
The seated calf machine is a wonderful exercise for building the soleus muscle. Which is the part of the calf that lies across the back of the calf and along the outside.
Frankly, I used to think it was a good idea to partially exhale before doing exercises like leg press to avoid increasing the blood pressure but … in general I believed, focusing on a certain style of breathing was a waste of time.
As good as any system is, the body will still adapt to it. That’s why we need variety. Even our favorite dessert becomes a drag if we have to eat it over and over. The same is true with exercise.
You can’t make an injured joint better by ignoring the pain, it just gets worse. Furthermore, if you lay off the pain just “sits there.”
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.