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GYM - Muscle Shock

Who here muscle shocks? As in lifting really heavy shocking your muscles to stimulate growth. Do you find this method effective?

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This is common for anyone involved in athletics.
So yes... It works and it is effective. But only with proper diet, technique, routine (that fits your goals), and rest.

My routine is power lifting. I only do 3-5 exercises. (and variations of them).
Bench, Dead, Squat, Rows (sometimes biceps... BUt not much).

I don't get very toned... But I maintain size and increase strength. So I'm happy... I have a Dad's bod, but with a more built upper body. But it doesn't look like it with my clothes on. But people do compliment me on my guns when the tank tops come out!


But absolutely shock your muscles.

Try lifting weights so damn heavy... you can only do 1 rep. Or so heavy that you can only do 2-3... That is my favourite. Then I do 10 sets of those.
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Who here muscle shocks? As in lifting really heavy shocking your muscles to stimulate growth. Do you find this method effective?
Anyone who does resistance training is "shocking" their muscles. It's not some bro science mechanism of what works and what doesn't. The mechanism by which your muscles grow is stress/recovery/adaptation. It's the same for everyone.

If the stress is too high (intensity, duration, or frequency) the body may be unable to adequately adapt. So, in that case, it wouldn't be effective.
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Stress Adaptation Syndrome.. Read up on it. By Hans Seyle.

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