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Old 30-07-2017, 05:16 PM   #61
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While many start out strong at the beginning of a journey, few complete the mission unscathed, and even fewer complete it at all.

Remember why you started this journey. It's about pursuant offense, not worrisome defense.
Remember that your efforts are enough and that they are worth it.

Suffering is temporary, results are eternal.


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Old 13-08-2017, 02:42 PM   #62
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Mechanisms for Muscle

There are two primary mechanisms to gain muscle:
1.Mechanical tension
2.Metabolic stress


1. Mechanical Tension

Sometimes when you're lifting heavy weights, you might feel like a muscle is about to rip off a bone. This is mechanical tension. If you place tension on a muscle by stretching it passively (without letting it contract), the source of tension is called passive elastic tension.

If you place tension on a muscle by flexing it as hard as possible through an isometric contraction, the source of tension is known as active tension.

When you lift weights through a full range of motion, the muscles are placed under a combination of passive and active tension because they're being stretched while being activated.

Research shows that dynamic movements are superior to both stretching and isometrics for hypertrophic gains, so tension alone won't deliver maximum muscle growth. Tension through a full range of motion is what builds maximum muscle.

Furthermore, time under tension (TUT) is another important factor to consider. Performing one maximal contraction once every two weeks will not yield maximal hypertrophic gains – it's just not enough of a stimulus to optimize anabolic processes. The muscles need ample signaling to grow larger.


2. Metabolic Stress

Think about the feeling you get when you know you're really targeting a muscle – that burning sensation you elicit and the pump that you achieve.

Metabolic stress is brought about by several factors, including:

•The occlusion of veins by persistent muscle contractions, which prevents blood from escaping.
•The hypoxia or lack of oxygen supply in the muscles due to the trapping of blood.
•The build-up of metabolic byproducts such as lactate and the increased hormonal surge.
•The cell swelling or "pump" of the muscles, also due to the pooling of blood.

These factors aid in building muscle and are synergistic with tension and progressive overload.


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Old 02-09-2017, 07:50 PM   #63
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The Mental Edge

Overcoming obstacles all comes down to Heart. It's not about genetics or gifts or limitations.

You can overcome nearly any obstacle if you just believe you can. But before you see changes to the physical, you must reprogram yourself mentally.

Develop a mental edge - then and only then you will proceed with confident progressions.



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Old 12-09-2017, 05:05 PM   #64
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Ways to stick to your training routine

Setting goals, engaging a trainer or getting a buddy,
all help you stay the course.


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