Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Vince Delmonte Review
So you've taken a whack at the treadmill and ripped up the
weight room a few times, with little or no results. Or
perhaps you've been in and out of the gym for years, always
hoping that the world of muscle mass and serious strength
was just around the proverbial corner - but never quite
believing it. Your eyes were bound to drift, sooner or
later, to the sweating, gleaming behemoths that seem to have
all the size you could ever want, and wonder whether the
problem was in your genes instead of your training methods.
Just how did they manage to get so big?
Well, genes have a very significant part to play in the game
of getting and keeping those much sought-after slabs you'd
like to add to your shoulders, back, chest, arms and legs.
The good news is that having a spectacular physique is
something that's within just about anybody's reach. Take a
look at Lou Ferrigno. In his teenage years, he was puny
beyond belief, but by dint of consistent effort he managed
to give Arnold Schwarzeneggar a run for his money in that
much celebrated Olympia pose-off so beautifully recorded in
the 1975 documentary Pumping Iron.
Now, science has come a long way since the Pumping Iron
days. Our understanding of the bio-mechanics of
weightlifting, as well as of how the body utilizes various
kinds of nutrition and chemical stimuli has progressed by
light years. The science of size has never been more
complete, or more confusing. Fact is, looking at the
methodologies of those gleaming behemoths, of elite
bodybuilders and so on, will be the most misleading tack you
could possibly take. Their approaches, as is appropriate to
one advanced in the sport, focus on intensity, on using a
few simple exercises with colossal weight to cause maximum
damage to muscles that have learnt to ride a wave of
The optimal focus for a beginner in the gym is not strength
so much as ROM (Range of Motion). A joints ROM is the range
within which it can smoothly, in a controlled manner, move
any substantial weight, be it ten kilograms or one hundred.
We're talking about the ability to perform a full bench press
without popping your shoulder, to get your chin up and over
the bar, to lift your leg slowly into a kicking position
rather than just throwing it up there. Once this initial
active flexibility and control has been established, you're
much more likely to get through those intense workouts
without hurting yourself.
The best approach to developing a good ROM in crucial
exercises like the squat, bench press, military press and so
on, is to spend a good period of time stressing form while
working with light to medium weights. Studies show that
initial gains in strength from workouts occur more as a
result of neurological training than muscles gains. Once
you've made those initial gains, you'll be ready to start
tackling real weight without the setback of constant injury.
After that its a matter of working with the right dynamic
exercises to develop mass. For an approach that offers more
shortcuts to getting big once you've crossed the initial
hurdles of flexibility, check out Vince Delmontes excellent
e-book, No-Nonsense Muscle Building.
Before you do any weight training, make sure you check out
Insane Muscle Building ebook, and Vince Delmonte's
(http://www.VinceDelmonteReviews.com/r/) Muscle Building