This is a four part blog I will be talking about two of the principles in this
1. OVERLOAD--This principle is defined as working your muscle harder than they
have been accustomed to. To promote increase muscle growth and strength, you go
about and beyond what your body has grown accustomed to. Without overload it
will be impossible to realize any gain.
The four methods used to overload muscles are:
1. Increase the resistance.
2.Increase the number of reps.
3.Increase the rate of work.
4.Increase the amount of work in the same time period.
Each method is different depending on goals, in general increasing the
resistance will promote increased muscle mass and strength; increase the number
of reps performed will promote improved muscular endurance; increasing the rate
of work will give you more power; increasing the amount of work performed will
allow greater gains in your overall strength and endurance.
2. UNIVERSALITY --This is defined as the all-around development principle. You
must develop muscle and endurance together with all the major muscles, joints
and support structures. Universality will serve as a base for higher intensity,
specialized training and development which is essential for competitive
bodybuilding and other sports.
I will talk about the next two principles in my next blog.