If you want to look like Colossus, you must overcome the trivial path. It is full of challenges, waivers, mood changes, and enlightenment. We all know there are some rules we need to pay attention to. For example, too much cardio or wrong approach might stop muscle growth.
Four-time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, has 25 awesome tips which can make you a bodybuilding superstar! Let’s start his journey and enjoy the Konan Barbarian’s muscles in a few years!
Before you start, set a goal and have a plan.
You must know whether you are satisfied after a month or two. You really think Roelly Winklaar gained Hulk-looking muscles overnight? Be realistic and recalculate few times.
Focus your training sessions on volume.
Big muscles are easier to build when you work a higher number of repetitions with heavier weights. Jay Cutler claims many bodybuilders have an irrational fear of overtraining when the number of their sets per workout is increased. He describes himself as a volume coach forever.
Don’t resist changes.
Don’t let anything distract you. You will need to get a good night’s sleep, don’t go out and party all night. Your body needs to develop a constant regime of behavior.
You need to move fast.
Fast movements are better than slow movements. When you pause too much between the sets, you are allowing your targeted muscle to recover. Try to keep your breaks between the sets shorter, and breaks between the exercises longer. Jay Cutler pre-contest rest periods were around 40 seconds with higher loads!
Stick to the organic.
It is always better to buy a cheese, beef, or vegetables from a local peasant. At least you know the ingredients, and the nutrient ratio is definitively better.
Double-up on back.
Back width and thickness are extremely appreciated by bodybuilding judges. Jay Cutler had one of the biggest rear lats ever! He worked twice per week on his back muscles – one training session for width, and one for thickness.
Recuperation is important.
You must go to the massage at least once per week. When you push your muscle over and over, you may face two problems – you can hurt your muscle and you can reach a growth plateau. Jay Cutler went at least once per week on a long-lasting deep-tissue massage, which at the same time boosted flexibility and muscle growth.
Try to build your muscles with basics.
Try to focus more on free weight exercises. The machine excludes some vital stabilizers during the motion since the machine behaves as a movement stabilizer itself. Free weight training is more difficult, but more muscles will be activated.
Perform unilateral sets.
One side of your body is stronger by nature. It generally means you will need to work more sets for the weaker side of your body to build symmetrical look.
Eat, eat and eat.
That doesn’t mean you should buy hamburgers and soda! Jay Cutler claims you should eat six or more high-protein meals.
You mustn’t give up at the half of the road.
You know what is the difference between the MMA champion and an MMA fighter? The champion won’t give up until he comes to the top.