We Can Rediscover Lost Bodybuilding Techniques to Accentuate Our Muscles.
Way back in 1950′s and 60′s there was a legendary entrepreneur and bodybuilder named Charles Atlas who revolutionized the concept of what an incredible and strong physique was supposed to look like. It was not that there were not other strong men before him. There were many. But Charles Atlas and his message permeated the media of the day. His ads were in comic books and the funnies in the newspapers and magazines and you name it. And within a short time there were few young men who didn’t want to find out what Charles Atlas’s secret of “Dynamic Tension” was all about. Atlas promised he could transform the 90 pound weakling into muscle man of epic proportions. We know that Atlas secret technique today as simply ”isometric exercise”
What did Charles Atlas know that you should know?
Dictionary.com lists the definition of an isometric exercise as “an exercise or a program of exercises to strengthen specific muscles or shape the figure by pitting one muscle or part of the body against another or against an immovable object in a strong but motionless action, as by pressing the fist of one hand against the palm of the other or against a desk.”
Atlas’s secret of the isometric worked because it put the muscle fibres into a tight contraction, and through intense and repeated applications of the program, the muscle fibers were broken down, and the body rebuilt the muscle tissue and then added a little more — the process involved in any kind of bodybuilding or strength training. The science of bodybuilding and weight lifting has progressed since that time though, and we’ve got a host of machines at a the gym designed to accentuate the contraction of our muscles (while they are in motion). Motion is key in exercise because it is in movement that we build not only strength and size — but endurance. Endurance cannot be built to any substantial degree through isometric contractions of the muscle alone.
Learn a Secret Way to Peak Those Biceps and Triceps and More
I’ll call my method here “My secret” because I rarely ever see anyone employing this technique. If others know about it I never have seem them use it. But my secret is to combine the motion of any exercise, on any machine, in any posture with the isometric boost of the extended contraction of the muscle at the halfway point of the full motion.
And it works fine with free weights as well. In other words, if you are doing a curl with a dumbbell, you would normally come to the top of the fully-contracted position of the bicep and then slowly move downward out of the contraction. Now think about this, what if you were to come up to the top of the contraction and then flex and stay in the fully contracted position for five or even ten seconds. Then extending out your arm slowly downward like you would normally. Then, coming back up once again to place your bicep in the same intense contraction– holding in place and flexing and peaking the contraction of the bicep in place for another 5 to 10 seconds — and continuing this through the normal 3 set of 8 to 12 reps. Think about how vastly much longer your biceps would be in the fully contracted position. The muscle tissues of that bicep would have been full and intensely contracted for ten times longer than if you would have done your routine the normal way.
Nutrition and Sleep Are Key To Building Muscles
Now this level of intensity has to be met with proper rest of the muscles, proper sleep, and absolutely proper nutrition — especially your protein intake. And move into this very slowly. Perhaps do these super duper long term contractions for only 7 or 8 repetitions in the beginning and slowly work up from there. I want to warn you though, your muscles will most likely get very sore at first because you are putting those muscles though a bodybuilding workout that they’ve not experienced before. But over time you muscle with grow and peak naturally without all the shortcuts (like steroids) that destroy your health.
This Bodybuilding Technique Works With Patience and Time
This is a natural bodybuilding technique that can bring you and your physique and your health to a new level. A quick note here — this is an intense level of exercise, so make sure you have the approval of your health care provider before you go to high levels of intensity. And remember again to start slow and gradually increase over time.
Here’s to your good health and to your great future life as a fit, muscular person, smart, and happy person.