Do you ever get heavy? If the answer is no, I will try to give you 5 reasons why you should start, starting today. It's time to start lifting weights, or at least I'll give you 5 reasons why you should today.
We need to create an overload, or you'll be completely overwhelmed by the results. Remember, there are things I always say here. You work hard or work out for a long time, but you can't do both. Guys, it's based on training intensity. If you train hard, you can't train long, but you have to train hard if you want to see results. Well, let me give you another one.
If you don't dare, you won't change yourself. You have to carry the intensity, and that's where I say, you have to start training in those 3 or 8 repetition intervals.
Begin to feel fatigued when they start to feel discomfort in their muscles, what do they do? They put the bar down, put away the dumbbells, this won't change you because it never challenged you. You have to start thinking in this interval of repetitions from 3 to 8 because what you would like, or want from you, is to get it into 5-10 because when you feel you are finished 8, you still have 2 repetitions in you. You can take it to 10.
When you feel like you've finished in the 5 or 6 range, you still have 2 repetitions in you. You could probably get up to 8. Just put that gun in the main "I don't put it down unless I get these next 2 reps" mentality. Or someone is pulling the trigger. I guarantee you, I'll put 2 more up there. Practice hard, guys, you will begin to see that the challenge will surely change you. Number 2.
You are going to start a heavy workout if you want to expose your imbalances and compensations. Just like a car that is not aligned, drive that thing at low speed, guess what happens? You will hardly realize that you have a problem. But once you start going faster, it's all of a sudden when the steering wheel shakes and everything starts to show its true colors.
The same thing happens, guys, with muscles in the body. Unless you test yourself, you never know how you really are, or where you oppose yourself, and this is what will happen. When you start training a little heavier, expose these imbalances.
You are about to expose that bench that travels much more easily on the right arm than on the left. Or when you're doing dumbbells, where one can't get off the chest and the other is possible. You'll start to see the heavier ones you go. You'll also begin to see your compensation.
You will begin to understand why you start to lean forward when doing squats because you don't have the strength in quads to handle those weights. Now, I'm not recommending this to be a way to hurt you. I'm saying you always do everything under control. So, even when we talk about overload, it's always controlled overload. You train in control. Here's what the gym is about.
Put yourself in a trained and controlled environment, but in that environment it should be like a laboratory for yourself. And you're the subject because you'll start to find some really interesting things about you.
Let's take a look at the cellular level and look at something called MTOR.
We want to maximize MTOR because guys, this is an enzyme that is actually a catalyst in protein synthesis. This means, muscle growth. This is going to catalyze or improve or accelerate or make it more possible. And that's exactly what we want. Guess what? MTOR is maximized by the amount of strength and stress you put on a muscle.
The greater the required force production, the greater the number of MTORs that will be produced in a given training. So how do we do it? We lift heavily. You have to make sure that when you are pushing yourself and challenging yourself, as I said, you have an eye towards your intensity. The greater the intensity, the greater the production of strength, the greater the intensity you will get. And as I said, the higher the protein synthesis, that is muscle gain.
Let's start filling those fast fibers. We know that there are 2 types of muscle fibers that are predominantly in the muscles. Slow contraction, which are smaller muscle fibers and large and fast contraction fibers. Well, guess what? Fast-twitch fibers are activated or activated mainly the more heavily they become loads.
Slow twitch fibers are those that come into play soon under light loads, lighter stresses. They are also, as I said, the smallest. These guys are the greatest. Not only are these the largest, but what they do is that they have a greater glycogen storage capacity. Water arrives with glycogen. Get a cell volumizing effect when you start filling these children.
So, if you not only start increasing your percentage of fast fibers by recruiting them through a heavier workout, you can also start to volumize them and fill them only by the nature of the carbohydrates and how they are stored in our bodies, and then increase muscle mass. this is where you want to be, but you'll only get there if you start training in the right way.
Finally, reason number 5.
Let's say you're stuck at a certain weight plateau. You can't increase your weights, no matter how hard you try, or how many times you've tried to do a Bench Press or whatever exercise you're fighting. Well, guys, it's time for Touch Up so you can start Trickle Down.
A Touch Up Set is basically a weight on a bar that you're not used to lifting. And it could lead to 1 or 2 or even 3 repetitions for you. And again, probably something you don't feel comfortable with especially if you're not training too heavily.
But what it usually does is that it allows your body to feel the heaviest weight. The coolest thing is that when you get back to work weights, they feel much lighter. So, we have this Touch Up to Trickle Down, so basically it takes all your low end strength and brings it up.
So if you have difficulty lifting heavier weights, and it's unique to you, what's the recipe? To lift heavily because you'll start to see that all these low end sets will start to rise and over time your strength level will improve. Wait! Before leaving, we have just covered 5 reasons why you should lift heavy weights, but I can't let this video finish without telling you a reason why you shouldn't.
And if you want to lift weights because you want to look tough, you are going to lift heavy and hard in the gym and you want to look like a guy but you have no regard for the shape or execution of the rep, all you want to do is go from point A B, well, guess what? You won't look like an idiot, you'll look like an idiot. And most likely, you'll end up hurting yourself. Guys, you just lift heavy, overloads only under control.