Thursday, August 6, 2009

Body Sculpting – Part 3

As I sculpt my physique, I do it with free weights. With free weights you have the option of getting a more detailed workout.

The muscle has four sides, so when lifting the weight you can do so by changing the angle. That gives you the control of working out a desired side. When you are locked into a machine, you don’t always have that option to change the angle.

You should always remember your workout's should never be the same. The only thing that stays the same is the body parts you work on. But, the exercises should be different. And the major reason for this is that you muscle remembers. If you do the same routine each time, the first two to three sessions your muscle will respond. Then after that, the muscle will say boring and not respond. If you do the same routine for way too long, the muscle can do the opposite and atrophy instead of build. So mix it up and it will wake up those fibers to create new ones. For a more detailed you.


  1. Good point, Bonnie. I used to do body building and my trainer had me do the same things over and over. I mean I grew - from nothing - but I questioned oftentimes the routine when I saw the other people do other exercises but he always shut me down and said: Is it working and I said yes and he said, ok, then. But now I try to mix it up more even though he brain washed me :-)

  2. Thanks for your comment Heidi. I'm glad you are mixing it up. Doing the same thing over and over, seemed like your trainer at the time, didn't want to think too much. He was just going through the motions. Keep mixing it up, variety is the answer.