r a drug-free bodybuilder trying to develop maximum muscle mass, the knowledge of how much muscle can be developed without the use of anabolic drugs would be a very valuable asset. Unfortunately, because of the achievements of drug-using professional, amateur and recreational bodybuilders, many natural lifters either have no idea of their actual potentials, they over-estimate what they can realistically achieve or they adopt a defeatist attitude and set their goals too low. Perspective is needed. The ability to set ambitious, yet realistic, goals is needed. And while there is no doubt that through natural bodybuilding a trainee can develop truly impressive, strong muscles, the chances of a drug-free bodybuilder attaining lean 22″ arms are about the same as him sprouting wings.
Maximum muscular bodyweight and size potential are positively correlated with a person’s height and bone-structure [1-6]. Simply put, naturally large-structured men generally have the potential to develop larger muscles than slightly built men. Reflecting that, there are several formulae in popular use that predict a person’s maximum muscular weight based on these variables (with bone-structure size typically estimated by measuring the circumference of the wrist)… http://www.weightrainer.net/potential.html
Muscle Growth Part 1: The Science Behind Why, And How, Does A Muscle Grow And Get Stronger? | SimplyShredded.com
The Size And Strength Relationship In bodybuilding circles there is the common misconception that muscle mass increases and strength increases are not necessarily related. That is to say, that you can increase the size of a muscle without it getting stronger. This mistaken belief presents itself commonly in the old “Bodybuilders aren’t as strong as Powerlifters” argument. If strength was related to muscle mass, wouldn’t Powerlifters be bigger than Bodybuilders?
The explanation is simple: Strong people usually have better mechanical advantages than weaker people.
This includes more favorable joint lengths and connective tissue factors (including attachment placings and superior tendon and ligament strength). They may have more type II fibers than others and/or a more efficient nervous system (which can be trained for). A muscle can be trained to get stronger but not bigger – this depends on rep range, training volume and frequency. However, if a muscle gets larger it must also get stronger in the rep range over which it was trained. Likewise, if a muscle gets stronger in a rep range conducive to producing growth then the muscle will also get larger.
It is a scientifically verified physiological fact that muscle size and strength are directly related. Let’s take a look at what happens to a muscle when you train it… http://www.simplyshredded.com/muscle-growth-part-1-the-science-behind-why-and-how-does-a-muscle-grow-and-get-stronger.html
Bodybuilders and athletes need to consume high amounts of protein to ensure adequate recovery, and to support muscle growth. Because of this, many people ask the following question:
“Is consuming too much protein harmful?”
First, let’s get one thing straight; consuming excess amounts of protein offers absolutely no advantages as far as health and physical performance go. Once your body has received the amount of protein it requires, any additional protein consumed will simply be excreted. It will not be used to build muscle or enhance physical performance.
So what happens with the excess protein you consume? Any excess protein is filtered in the kidneys where one part of it is converted to a substance called urea, and another part is converted into glucose. The urea is then excreted through the urine, and the glucose is used as a source of energy for the body. If the body cannot use the glucose, it may be converted to body fat, although this is unlikely. http://build-muscle-gain-weight.com/is-too-much-protein-in-your-diet-harmful.html
The connective tissues that surround the muscles is very tuff and hugs the muscle fibers tight. This can actually constrict expansion and growth. For muscle hypertrophy to occur the surrounding fascia needs to be stretched and become more pliable in order to give the muscle fibers room enough to expand grow bigger.
Even if you haven’t seriously focused on stretching before, the muscle mass that you have built up to this point came about from the stretching and expanding of the muscles encasing tissue. During your workouts when blood is being pumped into the muscles, the surrounding connective tissues are being stretched, that’s why you get that tight feeling we call “the pump”. http://leehayward.com/blog/simple-stretching-routine-for-bodybuilders/
When setting up a workout routine to build muscle or strength, it makes sense to structure your workout properly and know what you are doing instead of going in the gym and being spontaneous looking like a headless chicken just doing every machine available. There are many different training methods but today I am going to discuss a superset workout and also a trisets routine to really fatigue your muscle. http://article-heaven.us/2012/01/17/whey-protein-smoothies-enable-you-to-lose-fat/
When setting up a workout routine to build muscle or strength, it makes sense to structure your workout properly and know what you are doing instead of going in the gym and being spontaneous looking like a headless chicken just doing every machine available. There are many different training methods but today I am going to discuss a superset workout and also a trisets routine to really fatigue your muscle. http://www.somebodylied.com/superset-workout-routine-and-trisets-to-build-big-muscles