physiology and working out



Anyone can develop greater strength by working out regularly. However a key how big or strong we are is relegated by the bone structure we were born with.

The three physical types are ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph which translates into small boned, medium boned or heavy boned. An example of an ectomorph would be someone like a supermodel. On the other hand, an endomorph would perhaps be a powerlifter such as Bill Kazmeier. If you look back in the history of bodybuilding, most champions have had a mesomorphic body structure, which helps them to achieve naturally good proportions. So you see, not everyone will become a champion. Much has to do with heredity.

Okay, everyone has talked about it, so I'll give you my take on it. Human Growth Hormone and Steroids. Back when I was powerlifting and training heavy, getting stronger was the goal. At that time, it was a given fact the top 10 lifters in the world were taking something to get strong. If you were serious about your training, you didn't want to get left behind. The literature about steroids was limited. All we knew was that doctors were prescribing them to premeture infants and the elderly, so how could they be bad for you. At one point, during my lifting career, I experimented with this wonder drug to see what all the hype was about. Click here and I'll describe what happened and my views about the subject.

Some of us who were not blessed with ideal body structure have to train much harder than others. Here's where it gets interesting. Which type of training is best for you? In other words, what system allows for the most hormonal secretion to allow for better gains. Click here to learn about the advantages of single-set and multi-set exercises.

Another phenomenon is "how do muscles get bigger"? Tissues, especially muscles have several means to adapting to stress. When you first begin a workout routine, you usually discover that strength gains happen fairly quickly. Mainly the body is calling upon the muscles for a new movement. You might consider this an orientation period during your training. As your workouts progress, your gains come more slowly. Click here and we'll discuss the reasons.

Another subject of concern is "hypertrophy". First of all, what is it? And how and when does it occur. Click here and we'll go in to detail.