Stop Training like a Bodybuilder and Start Training like an Athlete
If you get stronger, you will also look stronger.
Doing single-jointed exercises like the dumbbell biceps curl might feel good, and sure, your biceps will get bigger over time.
But what if I told you that all the time you have been doing biceps curls, you could have been doing multi-jointed exercises, and by now, you would have packed on twice the muscle?
By using more muscles to move the weight, you’ll also be able to handle more kilos, increasing performance, burning more fat, minimizing injury and making you look better.
Train like an athlete
So if you start training like an athlete instead of training like a bodybuilder, and focusing on getting strong, instead of just looking strong, and you will gain lots of benefits.
It will be easier to see your progress, too. If you measure by how much you can squat, you can’t make any mistakes. Either you squat 100 kilos 5 times, or you don’t. You could say that there is no room for error.
On the other side, if you train more like a bodybuilder and only measure by inches and by looking in the mirror, there’s a big room for error. Mirrors can lie. Kilos can’t.
So what can you do?
Simply, start switching as many single-jointed exercises as you can with multi-jointed ones, training the same areas.
For example, instead of doing leg extensions or leg presses, start squatting or deadlifting.
And stop doing dumbbell chest flies, and start bench pressing.
Or instead of the preacher curls, start doing some pull-ups.
You get the drill.
I am no fitness expert, and I am therefor not in a position to tell you exactly which exercises will train specific parts of your body.
But I do know that if you start switching your isolated exercises to the compund exercises, you will both see and feel the difference on your body.
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