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Unusual Methods to Build Muscle Mass



Unusual Methods to Build Muscle Mass

Nowadays bodybuilders are in a permanent search of new, more useful training methods. Thus, in the last years have been invented and then developed new training techniques that imply the advantages of those old ones and novelty.

Let’s take a closer view to some of them, considered the most effective.

Band board presses are one of those exercises.

This exercise belongs to bench press laying category exercises, and focus on the triceps muscles.  You can begin with 3 boards, decreasing their number to one board. In essence, you have to place 1-3 boards on the chest to shorten the duration of the exercise.

This is an assisted exercise, thus near you always have to be someone to keep them on your chest. This method was originally developed for power-lifters and after this was taken by bodybuilders. It is addressed especially to those with weak triceps, which can draw away bar on the chest, the bench press lying position, but can not pass dead halfway point.

Place the boards on your chest and you will directly target this issue because you will train priority that part of the movement. Do not forget after this exercise to make some complete series, without boards; in order do not lose the power you have at the bottom of the movement.

Barbell Pad Extension:

Barbell Pad Extension:

This method involves attaching a pad to the barbell and is used only for laying barbell extensions horizontal, inclined and declined. The pad is placed on the center bar so that when the bar lower on the chest, to be crushed between the chest and barbell. Obviously, the compressed pad will generate recoil that will help to get the barbell off the chest easily.

This method helps to do more reps with the barbell, especially the horizontal bench, so you may feel quite good, whereas more repetitions of the same weight mean increasing your muscle mass. Barbell pad extensions have the maximum efficiency with medium weights since without pad you will be able to do up to 8-10 repetitions only.

Exercises Using Chains:

Exercises using chains

Chains perfectly fit several exercises like barbell push presses, squat barbell, curl barbell, parallel dips, straightening and barbell push presses for shoulders. In essence, the body has more power when barbell departs from the ground.

This method consists in attaching to the barbell or to the body a hard, long enough so a part of it to stay on the ground. When the body/barbell on which the chains are attached get up, are raised increasingly more chains from the ground, raising this way the lifted weight.

Generally, everyone is stronger at the top of these kinds of movements, but till now there is not found yet a way to ongoing increase weight to each repetition.
Let’s take for example squats. If you perform them to the ground, the maximum weight used is the maximum that can go from the lowest point. At the top of the movement, you can use much more weight. This works like in case of parallel dips and other exercises.
Performing these chains exercise to solve this problem and allow you to use a bigger weight in points where you are stronger.

This method is excellent for muscle stimulation and is highly appreciated by all bodybuilders.

By using these methods you can achieve great results, whereas during their performing muscles are strongly stimulated. Along with this, there are important ingredients like right nutrition, enough rest and intake of some supplements that will ensure your success.

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