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Rapid Muscle Growth: The ONLY Secret…

By Don Demarco

Achieving rapid muscle growth is the most important goal of any bodybuilding workout.

Muscles begin to grow when the stress put on them by means of a workout is perceived as a threat to survival.

Rapid muscle growth will only occur by training at a high level of intensity

However, it is not always easy to engage in high intensity resistance training.

Dedicating a 100% to intensity is the key to adding mass to your frame and achieving rapid muscle growth.

This means that your body needs to be pushed to an extent where it is at or close to its maximum potential, during every training session.

Maximum potential effort is achieved when you repeat each set of exercise till concentric muscle failure or close to one or two reps of failure occurs.

There are two phases to all exercises, concentric and eccentric.

The phase of an exercise in which you lift, such as the pulling motion of a chin up, is the concentric or positive phase.

The phase of an exercise while you relax the tension on the muscle, similar to the lowering motion during a chin-up, is the eccentric or negative phase.

Therefore, you can define concentric muscular failure as the inability to perform an additional repetition of the positive or lifting phase.

While you are performing a set of 5-7 reps, each one gets tougher as you continue lifting.

You will eventually get to a point where you can’t push the bar anymore, though you are trying as hard as you can.

Completing the movement seems to become impossible, despite your greatest effort.

This technique pushes you to muscular failure and is one of the keys to rapid muscle growth.

There are some people who believe in not taking each repetition to muscular failure.

However, you should be training at least close to this level of intensity, if not to complete failure.

You have to be within one or two repetitions of muscular failure to achieve this.

To achieve rapid muscle growth you have to reach at least this level of intensity.

It is important for you to gradually build your intensity to this level if you have just started weight training.

You must always utilize proper form while performing an exercise and avoid heavily stressing your joints and corrective tissues.

You can start stretching your limits after you have learned the proper form and your body has started to adjust to the training.

Physical and mental discipline is the key to achieve this.

To achieve rapid muscle growth, your mind needs to deal with the discomfort associated with training to failure and your body must perform at a high intensity level.

Most people who train in the gym fail to transform their bodies to an appreciable degree due to a certain reason.

They do not perform their exercises to an intensity level at which they can tax their body’s existing resources.

Rapid muscle growth cannot be achieved with these exercises; however, they may help with certain other health benefits.

Your body will not produce rapid muscle growth unless it is presented with a task that challenges its existing resources causing it to engage its adaptive mechanism.

To summarize, you need to exercise your body at an intensity level high that is enough to utilize your body’s existing resources, forcing it to engage its adaptive mechanism; this will result in a positive change in your body and rapid muscle growth.

Don’t forget that intensity is the key to rapid muscle growth.

Click on the following link to find out how to make your workouts intense enough to promote rapid muscle growth….

By Don Demarco. Don is a fitness coach and writer. Have you been misled by these popular fitness myths? Don debunks them at Men’s Workout Heaven Are you inviting injury the way you train? Here are a few simple tips that greatly reduce this risk. Visit Men’s Workout: Avoid Injury

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