|Posted on August 16, 2013 at 2:10 AM|
Excuse my spelling and grammar mistakes...without spell check to hold my hand i get a bit sloppy.
Ever wonder how much a gymnast can dumbbell curl? Well you'll probably never find out...Unless you can convince him to get off the pull up bar and venture into the isolated, beach body, bro lifts. This muscle development is not by chance, its a result of something we call frequency training.
I've always been intrigued at how people's bodies develop depending on the craft they frequent. For example, boxers have shredded delts, gymnast have monster biceps and backs, and ballet dancers have calfs Arnolds inplants envy. All these developed body parts are a result of constant stress. If a muscle is under tension for extended periods of time it can only do one thing, grow. I think, as bodybuilders, we can learn from this phenomanon. Clearly we can't be on a pull up bar for 6 hours a day like a gymnast can, but we can take the principle of frequency training and apply it to our gym workouts. Knowing the limits of our bodies its only realistic to apply this method to 1 body part at a time (until you are satisfied and want to move onto a different muscle). Try incorporating pull ups even on days you are not doing back. Every other day get on the bar before you start your designed routine and throw down a few sets of pull ups and chin ups. Its simply natural that your biceps and back will respond to the newly introduced stress with growth and strength. If your chest is not growing try experimenting with max effort push ups before every workout. If your legs are lagging end all your workout with a few sets of squats. Be consistent and you will experience change. Its natural. Increased time under tension tends to lead to muscular development.
I've personaly experimented with the method with my back for about 4 months and achieved significant muscle development that is maintainable even when stopping the work overload. I'm currently doing this with calves and have measurable results to show for it. Give it a go.
Much love: Darren Nuzzo