Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts: Part 2

Welcome to article number 2 in our series "Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts". In this article we are going to talk about how bodybuilders tend to create massive muscle imbalances and what you can do to not be one of them.

If you missed the first article, you can read it by clicking on the link below.

Here's a breakdown of the articles to look for:

1. Article #1 - Choosing The WRONG Exercises

2. Article #2 - Training Variations for Pain Relief and Maximum Results

3. Article #3 - Targeted Stretching

4. Article #4 - Targeted Exercises

5. Article #5 - Rest, Recovery, and Injury Prevention

Article #2 - Training Variations for Pain Relief and Maximum Results

Bodybuilders are a stubborn bunch? almost as bad as runners! And they tend to follow the "HERD" doing whatever exercises and routines the "pros" are doing...

Now, if your goal is to be as big as possible and you are not at all concerned with your health and fitness, don't even bother this article? this article is for bodybuilders who ARE concerned about their health and want to be big, strong, powerful, and agile? if that's you, read on?

The reason so many bodybuilders suffer from so many different injuries is because there are several things the "pros" don't tell you?

First off, the articles that you see in all the muscle mags aren't even written by the "pros"? and the workout routines they recommend are always extreme and often not even used by the "pro" who supposedly wrote because their main goal is to sell magazines? not give you the real deal on bodybuilding.

If you are serious about bodybuilding and want to achieve your true peak, you need to stay injury free? and that's just about impossible if you train they way most bodybuilders do.

There are several key strategies that you can use right now to not only eliminate any aches, pains and injuries you currently have, but also keep from creating more muscle imbalances in the future.

Strategy #1 - Target the Weaklings!

No, we don't mean the exercises you think your weak at, or even the muscles you think are underdeveloped? what we mean is the muscles that are weak in relation to the opposing muscle group.

For example, in the first article we talked about why the Leg Extension is not a great exercise and why it's responsible for so many cases of knee, hip, and back pain? and the reason is, most people, especially bodybuilders, are already over developed and stronger in the quadriceps? and usually have a significant imbalance between the quadriceps and hamstrings.

Another reason bodybuilders tend to develop so many severe muscle imbalances is because they emphasize the front of the body more than the back? a great example of this is what we call "The T-shirt Muscle Workout" and it usually consists of dozens of sets of chest and biceps?

you know what we mean? in just one workout you do flat bench, incline, decline, pec deck, dumbbell fly, cable cross overs? and then for biceps you've got barbell curls, dumbbell curls, preacher curls, cable curls, machine curls, and the list goes on?

So instead of emphasizing the muscles that are already strong, why not really hit those weak and under worked muscles like: neck, upper back, shoulder rotators, hamstrings, glutes, hip rotators, lower abs, and shins.

These areas tend to be weak, tight, out of balance with their opposing muscles, prone to muscle strains and pulls and most importantly, these imbalances lead to major injuries and conditions like back pain, knee pain, rotator cuff tears, tendonitis and others.

All of these conditions are caused by muscle imbalances and will NOT go away unless you work towards correcting the imbalances? and the only way to know for sure which imbalances are causing your pain or injury is to do a series of physical assessments like the ones covered in our "Lose the Back Pain Video".

Strategy #2 - Experiment!

Here's a personal challenge for you: Replace at least 1 of your normal weekly workouts with something totally different like combat martial arts, kettle bell training, functional training, or even strongman style exercises.

For example, instead of doing your super heavy, 3 inch partial rep leg presses, try a single leg squat? and if that's easy, try adding weight! Or instead dozens of sets of shoulder presses and lateral raises, see if you can do 1 handstand push-up.

Those are just a few examples? do yourself a favor and experiment with other types of exercises. You can find hundreds of different types of training styles by taking classes, reading books, watching videos, surfing the web, hire a personal trainer, etc.

We aren't asking you to give up your traditional workouts? but just cross-train a bit so you not only work towards a balanced body but also towards a stronger, more powerful and usable strength. Again, what good is muscle if you can't use it!

Strategy #3 - Switch It Up!

Another great way to minimize the number of missed workouts due to injuries is to vary the exercises that you do for each muscle group. For example, if you always do barbell squats try rotating in other exercises like single-leg leg presses, trap-bar dead-lifts, d-bell squats, etc.

Conclusion

Remember, the key to eliminating injuries and preventing future ones is to identify what areas you need to target. In the next two articles we'll be discussing in detail, how to address various injuries like back, hip, knee, and shoulder pain with targeted exercises and stretches. In the meantime, be sure to read thru all of our detailed articles and if you have questions, please post them in our discussion forum.

Article by Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, CSPN and Steve Hefferon, CMT, CPRS of http://www.losethebackpain.com. If you've got back pain or sciatic pain, you've gotta check out their video.

In The News:

Lockdown protests intensify in China as UK journalist 'beaten and kicked by police' covering unrest
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 22:16:00 +0000
Protests against stringent COVID restrictions have intensified across China - as a British journalist was beaten and kicked by police.

Ruling party will be watching as unprecedented protests break out in China, but so too will the world
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 16:54:00 +0000
As night fell in Shanghai, they gathered in their hundreds.

Chinese Communist Party faces threat not seen since protests that led to Tiananmen Square massacre
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 19:11:00 +0000
These protests are momentous. Wherever they lead, they are already hugely significant.

School frozen in time since it was used as bomb shelter
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 19:55:00 +0000
The date scribbled on the blackboard of a classroom in southern Ukraine still reads 23 February.

What's being done about 'murder-for-hire' sites on the dark web, and how dangerous are they?
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 05:05:00 +0000
At some point in our lives most of us have done something to upset someone.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Know Your Muscle Building Exercises - The Chest

Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her... Read More

Can Growth Hormone Boosters Enhance Muscle Growth?

Many experts feel that supplementation with growth hormones offers exciting... Read More

Secret Training Tip #242 - Be 10% Stronger in Leg Curls Instantly!

This is a trick to be done on a leg... Read More

Exercise The Right Way - The Triceps Pushdown

Other articles in this series looked at a number of... Read More

The Superset Advantage

Supersets give you the most bang for the buck. They... Read More

Exercise The Right Way - The Wrist Curl

Other articles in this series looked at a number of... Read More

Lift More Now - Weight Less Forever!

It's week three, and you've already learned the importance of... Read More

Exercise The Right Way - Dumbbell Lunges

Other articles in this series looked at a number of... Read More

But I Dont Want Muscles! Part 1: What Muscle is, and how to Build (or Avoid) It

One of the common comments I hear from my female... Read More

Weight Gain Myths

The vast majority of myths about weight gain are mostly... Read More

Exercise The Right Way - The Decline Dumbbell Bench Press

Other articles in this series looked at a number of... Read More

Strong To The Core of Your Being - The Benefits Of Core Training

If you were to ask me which muscle group in... Read More

Follow the Path of MOST Resistance! Why Weight Training Is The Fast Track To Sculpting Your Body

Resistance is NOT futile! When it comes to changing your... Read More

A Champion Bodybuilder ? Do You Have What It Takes?

My career began in the eighties. I never found myself... Read More

Increase Your Training Intensity - Pre-Exhaustion

You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate... Read More

Most Amazing (and Ridiculously Simple) Trick For Stiff-Legged Deadlifts You Will Ever Read In Your L

The stiff-legged deadlift is one of the best exercises you... Read More

Bodybuilding on a Budget - It Doesnt Have to Put Your Wallet in a Wheelchair

As you probably remember the last time you looked at... Read More

NO2 Muscle Enhancing Hemodialator

Whenever I go to the gym and tell a friend... Read More

Exercise The Right Way - The Barbell Bent-Over Row

Other articles in this series looked at a number of... Read More

The Amazing Benefits of Resistance Training

When it comes to exercise, resistance training is often overlooked.... Read More

Targeting Those Trouble Spots

Wouldn't it be great if you could get rid of... Read More

Exercise The Right Way - The Vertical Chest Press

Other articles in this series looked at a number of... Read More

Whats Your Body Type?

Yep, there are more than ones body types. I'm sure... Read More

How to Build a Bigger and Better Chest

Creating a larger more powerful chest is difficult but if... Read More

A Recovered Treasure: The Pilates Method

Uncovered After 80 Years of Dormancy, Pilates is Far From... Read More