May 10, 2015

Plateau Busters - The Most Effective Strategies To Promote New Strength And Size Gains

In “the science and practice of strength training,” which has largely become a bible in the world of strength and conditioning, Zatsiorsky suggests that for a muscle to be “trained,” it must not only be recruited, but exhausted as well. When framed under this scope, it’s easy to understand how to train a muscle to respond to further growth, when it seems nothing else is working.

Break Away From The Norm

When people hit a plateau, they don’t really care to attempt to understand why, they just know that they want it to end, and in doing so they try a plethora of different methods, in hopes that something will work and kick-start making progress once again.when it seems nothing else iswoing, irrespective of whether or not you include explosive reps concurrently, is thatt, an But before one can attempt to break out of a plateau, one must understand how they got there in the first place.

Training normally focuses on the concentric capacities of the muscles – meaning, we base the amount of weight we use, and reps we perform, on what are muscles are capable of lifting concentrically. When we can no longer lift the weight concentrically, the set is over. And this is where a lot of people are lost – they are unaware that their muscles are still quite capable of handling loads isometrically, and eccentrically, and as a result are leaving gains to be had on the table.

The following are some of the best ways known to exhaust a muscle, when traditional concentric focused training no longer seems to be working: