There are “light” and “heavy” training days in our cycle here at Workout Solutions. Believe it or not, our Biceps, Triceps, and Shoulders day is our “light” day in our training cycle. This doesn’t not mean we don’t train biceps, triceps, and shoulders hard, we absolutely do train these muscles hard, as hard as we can, but in terms of physical demand and output, some muscles are “easier” and “harder” to train. For example, training quadriceps, hamstrings, and upper back will require more physical output, demand, intensity, and volume than other muscles groups such as the biceps, triceps, shoulders, and chest.
Again, there is no “easy days’, just “easier days”, and knowing how to structure a program and workouts so that your always “fresh” for the most demanding body parts and exercises will deliver the most progress. Training biceps, chest, triceps hard at the expense of pouring all your focus, energy, and intensity on muscles that truly require it to be pushed into growth, such as quadriceps, hamstrings, and upper back, wastes your time, and your potential.
Next time you’re in the gym, observe people’s quadriceps, hamstrings, and upper back and notice the development compared to the “show” muscles of biceps, triceps, and shoulders. You will immediately notice the lack of Leg and upper back development in today’s gym members, even amongst the “hardcore” crowd. Two reasons for this. One, people don’t have a properly structured program where training days and exercises are manipulated and periodized so that you have maximum strength and focus to dedicate to the muscle groups that need it most. You need to manage physical out put and physical recovery. Secondly, most people are lazy, and would rather train the easier muscles that are more visible, biceps, triceps, and shoulders, and be what I call “fake in shape”. These “fakes” may look good, or so they believe, but they probably couldn’t lift themselves out of a fast-moving river if their life depended on it. When you see great quadriceps, hamstrings, and upper back development, you know this person is training right, and has functional strength to display in the real world, for example going hiking and doing physical activities outside the gym as opposed to the fakes that are too busy taking selfies while laying on the couch.
Give you something to think about 😉
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