01 Dec '11, 10am
Tips and strategies for bulking up
With resistance training, technique is everything — and using an incorrect technique will lead to reduced gains. Although your goal is increased muscle mass when starting a hypertrophy program, it’s important that you learn the correct technique for each exercise using light weights before progressing to heavier weights. Also, with muscle-bulking training you have to push to your limits to achieve results, and so you are likely to become fatigued a lot — and when you are fatigued, lapses in technique are more likely to occur. So, always make sure you monitor your movements while you train . Looking in the mirrors in the gym, for example, is extremely useful for when you want to monitor your movement as you do exercises — particularly during the final few repetitions when you are tired and are more likely to lose the correct form.