When you are trying to build muscle, it is inevitable that you will reach some sort of plateau. We will discuss some training methods that can help you break past these plateaus. One thing bodybuilders want is to recruit as many muscle fibers as possible when training a body part. You need to train at certain intensity in order to do this.
Let’s go over some ways to increase your intensity:
Increase the weight lifted. Gradually increasing the weight you are using in a given exercise will help in building bigger muscles. This is probably the most important tip you will learn in bodybuilding.
Try different exercises. This can stimulate muscle fibers that were not being stimulated before. If you do a flat bench press, change to incline. If you are doing barbell curls change to dumbbell curls.
Change the rest time between sets. Resting less will help you have more intensity. When resting less, you might give up some strength. Also try resting more so you can be fresher and lift heavier.
Perform supersets. This will cause your strength to be less than best but it is a form of increasing intensity. Do difference exercises back to back without rest.
Partial reps. Once you are finished doing your full reps, you can try and do only part of the rep. As with any high intensity training, use sparingly. Doing too much of this can cause fatigue and can be counter productive.
There are other high intensity techniques. If you want to build bigger muscles, you must first want to concentrate on the amount of weight you are lifting. Strive to increase this weight as often as you can while maintaining good form. That is the key. As you get stronger, you will get bigger. Increase the weight or the reps. Once you reach 8 reps, try increasing the weight and then shoot for 5 reps with the new weight.