Hey friends! Back posting here. This time, for the second of three parts of my personal guide for How to manage to be fit without losing in the middle of the way.
If you've missed the first part, where I talk about Food, here you have a second chance! https://steemit.com/food/@nachinsen/1-food-how-to-be-fit-and-not-to-die-trying
Saying this, let's get to it!
Always remember that in every training plan you come with, you need to be specific with your goal. If this is not clear, results won't appear. N O.
I was in a situation that i needed to build volume. Muscle volume. The road was uphill, knowing my weight and my "endurance sports basis". So, how do you achieve to build muscle? You need to enter into hypertrophy programs. The main aim of these is to generate stress in your muscles, mixing the right amount of training volume and loads.
Everyone is different of course. In my case, I've trained under these programs for 3 months (the time i've started to see some results). As these programs are heavy and intense, you need to be able to listen to your body. And from time yo time, give you a "rest week" using lower weights.
Many people think that by doing hyprotrophy routines, they are getting stronger. Yes, for sure you are going to be stronger than before. Your muscles and your body bhape will be proof of that. But, there is a slight difference with strenght programs, which is called training volume. To put it simple, the more exercises you do for a body part, and the more sets you do of a given exercise, the greater your training volume will be (source: https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/the-basics-of-training-for-size-or-strength.html)
After having my gains, i've decided to plan a mix of "strenght and definition" with the help of my cousin, a certified instructor. This was the best thing i've ever done with gym programs. It helps me keep my strenght in line, without stressing too much my muscles and gaining some definition and muscle quality.
How you can plan one of this? For example, mix 2 strenght/2 definition exercises and give it a try! Remember to comment how it goes ;)
To sum up, don't forget that we train to break out with the routine and to feel better with ourselves. Golden rules!
Hope you find the content useful! Stay put for the third and final part.