If you’ve been around the muscle building game for a while, you know that sets, reps, heavy weights and healthy food will make your muscles grow. Work hard, work smart, and shredding your shirts is only a matter of time.Well, what if I told you that you can get an edge on your buddies and crank your muscle building into truly high gear?I just came across a few tricks that you’ve probably never heard of…
My friend Scott over at TACFIT Commando tipped me off to these. I guarantee that if you incorporate these three new strategies into your current muscle building program, you’ll immediately see accelerated results.
And the coolest thing is, these techniques don’t require any equipment. Even if you’re on the road or short on time, you can still maintain your muscle and keep up your conditioning.
*** Untapped Muscle-Building Strategy #1:
Do your cardio with a full-body matrix of bodyweight exercises
You’re probably asking, “What the hell is a full-body matrix?”
It’s based on a 6-D visual model borrowed from aeronautics. It’s a fancy way of describing how your body moves:
Heaving: moving up and down
Swaying: moving right and left
Surging: moving forward and backward
Pitching: bending forward and backward
Yawing: twisting right and left
Rolling: turning right and left
Putting these elements together will give you a hell of a cardio workout.
Why should you care?
Because it’ll kick your ass faster than any other method. That means you’ll get your cardio obligation out of the way sooner, so you can spend more training time building mass and less time shredding those game-night beers off your belly.
Training in a full-body matrix also ensures that your body stays balanced. You won’t waste time dealing with overuse injuries, or overcompensations created by doing the same repetitive movements in the same planes day after day. That means you’ll be able to push a ton more weight when you get under the bar.
*** Untapped Muscle-Building Strategy #2:
Fascial stretching makes room for muscle growth
We’ve all seen what happens to guys who spend years at the gym.They’re no different than the pencil necked geek who sits at a desk all day – they’re just at opposite end of the spectrum.
If you sit at a desk all day every day, it becomes easier for your body to stay that way. Your body becomes chair-shaped. Funny thing is, the same thing happens when you lift a lot of weights.
If you crank out a pile of heavy curls and you don’t release the tension after you lift, you get the same sorta unwanted compensations as the office geek. The tissue of your biceps shortens, your elbows won’t straighten, and before you know it you’re walking around with bracket-shaped arms that can curl the hell out of a dumbbell but can’t even scratch your own back. If you let it get to that point, then aches and pains are just the beginning of your problems.
The GOOD NEWS is that becoming bracket-shaped is easy to avoid.Just throw 5 minutes of targeted fascial stretching into your routine as a cooldown and you get to keep the muscle but avoid the unwanted immobility.
The EVEN BETTER news is that restoring the full resting length of your muscles gives them more room to grow!
*** Untapped Muscle-Building Strategy #3:
Use joint mobility to speed recovery so you can train more often
Throwing 5 minutes of joint mobility movement into your pre-lifting workout really can transform into the fountain of youth.
There are several key benefits to this simple form of exercise.Decompressing your joints allows synovial fluid to flow into that space, flooding the joint capsule with nutrients and washing out the waste products formed by exercise. This restores joint health, and it also speeds recovery — and if you can recover at an accelerated rate, you can train again sooner. Train harder and more often and you grow faster.
Better joint alignment allows you to create more power in your lifts, for the obvious reason that your skeletal system is loading the way it was meant to be loaded, rather than siphoning off muscular power to compensate for joints being out of alignment.
But that’s not all. Lifting on compressed joints leads to common problems like arthritis and cartilage wear. Decompressing your joints restores them to the natural shock absorber they were designed to be.
It only takes 5 minutes before you train, and it translates into heavier lifts, done more often.
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About the Author:
Once an awkward, out-of-shape “social outcast”, Sean Nalewanyj is now a renowned fat loss and muscle building expert, best-selling fitness author and success coach. Through his mega-popular websites and his information-packed online email lessons, Sean has helped tens of thousands of average, everyday people from all over the world burn fat, build muscle and get into the best shape of their lives. Sean is a lifetime natural bodybuilder, has written articles for dozens of the top muscle-building and fat loss websites across the Internet and is recognized as an expert authority on the subjects of building muscle and burning fat fast. He is also the creator of 2 best-selling online programs:
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