If your muscles are trembling, that is great and you are ready for the next stage. If not, then you are not working them hard enough. And, worse yet, you are leaving all the growth and strength potential on the table.
If you really want to explode your muscle’s growth and strength potential then you need to start trembling.
Here is the concept.
You know you need to work your muscles hard in order to stimulate growth. You can do this in two ways. The first is by increasing the intensity of the exercise.
The easiest way to increase the intensity is by adding weight.
The 2nd way to work your muscles is by increasing the length of time you do the exercise.
You can add to the number of repetitions that you do or you can increase the number of the sets of the exercise.
Now you might think that you can add both. In other words you can increase the intensity of the set and you can increase the length of time. It sounds good in theory, but in practice it doesn’t work that way.
You might be able to do the first couple of sets with a lot of intensity, but you will soon drain your recovery resources for the following sets of exercises.
Okay, that is the background. Now, let’s get to the trembling part. Maybe, some times when you do a workout, you have worked so hard that you can feel your muscles tremble. Or they might shake. Or, in the case of working legs, you might feel that you can’t even walk. And at the same time, your muscles feel really tired.
You probably think that there is no way you could do even one more repetition. About this time professional bodybuilders and weight lifters will usually have someone help them with a few forced repetitions. This is one of the reasons they get so big and strong. You can do the same – at least for your body type – even without having someone help you with forced reps.
First you actually have to work the muscle hard enough to feel the tremble. When you put the weight down from your last rep, your muscles will start to shake a little.
It doesn’t really matter if you are using the intensity principle or the increased length of time principle. Just work the muscle until it is trembling.
Here is what you do next. You wait 10 seconds. You pick that same weight up and do one full repetition. Set the weight down. Wait 5 full seconds and do one more full repetition with the same weight.
Next, immediately pick up a weight that is half the weight you have been using and do as many repetitions as possible.
While it might sound easy, it is anything but. However, if you add this to your routine you will be amazed at the amount of stimulation your muscle will get. And that means growth. A word of caution. Do not do this at every workout. You will over work yourself and actually start losing strength. This extra muscle trembling workout is very taxing on your body and you will over train yourself very quickly. Add it 1 or 2 times a month for a particular body part.
All the above is predicated on your eating healthy and getting plenty of rest also.