If you are in the fitness and bodybuilding world for some time, you’ve probably seen there is a ton of information about training, nutrition and supplements on the internet, magazines, television… Some of it is very useful, but unfortunately, most of it is very misleading. Often, when people find themselves overflown with information, they can pick bad advice, or even fail to act, mainly because they get confused and don’t know what is good and what is bad for them. So if you are just starting – here are a few fitness tips to take you the right way. For the experienced ones – this info will serve as a reminder and to help you stay on track.
1. Compound exercises are the real deal
Isolation exercise have their own benefits, but compound movements are the foundation of every weightlifting program and absolutely vital for your success. Every compound exercise requires the work of multiple muscle groups to be performed and will stimulate the production of anabolic hormones Testosterone and Growth Hormone in the process of performance. Compound movements include deadlifts, bench presses, wide-grip pullups, chin ups, squats, clean and presses and rows. Don’t neglect compound movements if you want a body that stands out of the crowd.
2. Change your workout from time to time
A workout can work perfectly, but won’t work forever. Sooner or later your body will get used to the stress it goes through. This is the moment you need to change something in your current routine – increase the weight you lift, increase the repetitions, change exercises or if you are advanced you can try some of the advanced tricks to trigger muscle growth.
3. Work on your legs if you want to grow your upper body
This may look confusing, but think about it, why you should train your legs? Almost 70% of your muscle mass is in your legs. Training them will help you grow all over. Like I mentioned before – doing squats and deadlifts will trigger the release of anabolic hormones that will help you develop other areas, not just legs.
4. Diet plays a bigger role than training itself