Muscle and Fitness. Muscle Adaptation
Posted by cpaddon on March 9, 2018
Sooner or later, every fan of bodybuilding faces such thing as muscle adaptation. Any muscle which has the load of the same type, get used to this load with time. This phenomenon is not negative. Actually, the adaptation of muscles has positive features in sports such as boxing, karate, tennis, and others. Numerous blows develop with the automatism and give the victory in the competitions.
In fact, the given addiction is one of demonstration of muscle adaptation. It is not a negative phenomenon in powerlifting. However, the terminology of muscle adaptation in bodybuilding leads to the addiction of muscles to the certain type of load. The bad thing is that the effectivity of the exercises is reduced with the time. And the achieved pace of the muscle tissue growth begins the demonstrate the negative dynamic.
The experienced athletes as the rule strive to change the workout program every 6-8 weeks. By the way, the beginners have no sense to change it. The untrained body has the problems with the load at the gym. So the same exercise doing regularly can remain effective up to 6 months.
How to Overcome Muscle Adaptation?
What are the methods to overcome the muscle adaptation? There are some of these ways. So, the first way is preventive, it will hardly save an athlete who has been sitting in the adaptation zone for a long time. And it consists of changing the weights in your workouts. If the athlete train with the same weight for a long time, then he should increase it. Actually, the muscles get used to the specific weights and stop to react to it.
The athlete can’t simply get out from the adaptation zone with the changing the weight. But he can increase the time of the effective training to 12-15 weeks and every time changing the work weight.
Sets and Repetitions
Of course, the muscles get used to a certain weight and also to the number of sets and repetitions. It is logic, if you change the number of sets and repetitions every workout then you can forget about muscle adaptation. Changing the number of repetitions and sets is always accompanied by a change in the weight. The total duration of effective training takes up to six months.
It should be noted that such adaptation in bodybuilding is the most dangerous. Once accustomed, your muscles already never forget the movement.
A lot of athletes face this problem. They have limited set of standard exercises in their practice. Everyone has the risk to face the given adaptation. Moreover, the athlete can’t change the movement, like change the weight and number of repetitions.
You can change the sequences of doing exercises. The person can do up to 15 exercises during one training. And every muscle group can be trained with the different exercises.
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