When you lift weights, stress levels increase, due to the energy and physiological demands placed upon the hormonal systems. The body reacts to this by secreting hormones such as testosterone and growth hormone (GH) via the ENDOCRINE SYSTEM (ES) and into the muscles, eventually resulting in adaptations with increased performance.
This system works in conjunction with the nervous system to keep the body in a balanced state; responding naturally to stimulus and stress from your weight training session by reacting and secreting hormones.
However, this effect is defined by the reps and sets conducted, as these are paramount when looking for the different changes, with regards to an athlete’s aim or sport.
There are certain sports that require an athlete to have a large cross sectional area of muscle; if the training goal of an athlete is muscle mass, then hypertrophy may be adopted, as this may be the most prolific way to gain muscle mass.
However, conducting a similar programme to bodybuilders that utilises primarily single joint movements at the lower end of the hypertrophy scale (67 – 75% 1RM) will recruit more type 1 muscle fibres as opposed to the type 2 fibres required in most dynamic movements or athletic sports, therefore slowing the athlete down.
If athletes are looking for athletic qualities when training for their sport, they should look to incorporate weights at the higher end of the hypertrophy scale with multi-joint compound movements that incorporate lifts such as squats, dead lifts and military press for a more athletic/dynamic physique.
"What to do next..? This the time, when you should look to find yourself a coach, get your training aims nailed down, your movements patterned and screened, then get into a position to smash your next goals..., it is your time.."
N.B - There is a point in most programmes where you will adopt some higher rep range parts to your programme, ustilsing metabolic conditioning principles or assistance work.
SC Vital Fitness
You must have seen it..?
Jamie Oliver on Channel 4
with his documentary on how
sugar is the main cause of the obesity
I put a little statement (below) on fakebook that
seemed to attract the attention of the
meal replacement shake sellers (fuckwits aka cult..!)
"Sugar is the biggest cause of obesity and type
Meal replacement shakes are full of
Do the maths and stop being fleeced by
clueless idiots who sell them...#truthhurts"
It amuses me that they want to defend
a product that is laden with sugar and
low grade protein, even after the evidence
is clear to see...
"Listen mate, stop with your
opinions, we all know that you're
just worried about the competition..!"
"You are not my competition, the courses
we attend take longer than your afternoon
at a cult meeting, learning how to sell diet shakes..
Verus coaches who have spent an average of 15
years gaining qualifications and experience.."
You're a prick..!
If you want my cum back, go check
your mums teeth ... #standardcomeback
We love a good rant from a cult member
with no substance... ha ha!
Now i don't want you all to think
that you need to ditch sugar completely,
You just need to know when to have it....
Look at your diet, if you are always
craving sugary shit and come out
with the "i've got a sweet tooth" comment
your diet is all wrong...
This just means you aren't having enough
sugary (not sugary shit) in your diet..
If you use your glycogen stores (fuel in the muscles)
you need to put fuel back in....(Rice, sweet potato etc)
if you put in too much sugary shit and overflow
your fuel stores, it will lay as fat and you will
>>>>And you will be on the road to
type 2 diabetes ..
Here are some facts about type 2 diabetes
1. you are not born with it, it develops
over time from bad lifestyle choices
2. There are around 7000 amputations
per year from this disease..
The programme was trying to scare
everyone into having no sugar and
it had many of the companies
who laden their products with sugar
shitting themselves due to the
report on how it is ruining lives...
I completely agree that sugar is a problem
however, you need it for recovery and
muscle building, therefore, don't ditch it,
just be wise with it...
Sean Cole (AKA Fitness Dad)
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