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February 17, 2014, 12:04:47 PM
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February 17, 2014, 12:48:14 PM
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Some of the bulking supplements will primarily add muscle bulk without improving all of the associated tissue.  Well-rounded muscular fitness is not just about muscular bulk, but has a lot to do with which muscles develop, what types of muscle fibers are developed, the health and strength of all the connective tissue, muscular tone, and other similar neuromuscular development where the neural firing adjusts to extract more from the muscles.

Weight lifters taking protein supplements tend to have a distinctively focused sort of muscle bulk which focuses primarily on the size of only certain showy muscles that correspond to popular weight machines.  Since we are in the martial arts forum here, I would note that practice of the martial arts tends to produce far more well-rounded muscular development conducive to diverse sorts of movements.
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February 18, 2014, 12:14:23 AM
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Supplementation and diet don't effect your muscular build as much as what type of workouts you do. Yoga, Pilates, and Martial Arts are geared towards a more balanced physical structure than the more common forms of body building and weight training, but changing your sets and reps has a lot to do with what your body will look like with the later methods. A diet of no sugar or fried foods, and little carbs with lean meats, fruits, veggies, and nuts will be easier to stay lean or become lean and physically well rounded but you can still gain size with the right type of exercise because there are vegan bodybuilders. If you want size, you can eat all the carbs, sugars, and proteins you want as long as you put in the extra work so you don't get overweight. When it comes to supplements, they don't get you big or keep you lean, they just help add to your absorbtion of amino-chains and help with rejuvenation nad muscular protection. Once again, it's more of how you exercise than what type of exercise or what you put in your body.

For size you would perform anywhere from 8-15 repetitions for 8-15 sets per exercise with as little as 30-90 second rest between sets. The rest periods are short because it adds stress to your muscles for more blood flow and lactic acid build, what gives you mass, and the reps and sets are larger to get the blood flowing and pumping into your muscles. For strength and density you would perform between 1-5 repetitions for 3-5 sets with heavy weights or more time under tension (for calisthenics) with as much as 2-5 minutes rest between sets. The rest periods are longer to allow your body to regulate for the next set, and reps and the sets smaller to help with anatomical assimilation and neuromuscular adaptation. To lose weight you just need to work off the calories with sweating, which is why running, jumping rope, plyometrics and the like are good to add to your routine. For the best results a hybrid method is best, such as twice a week for mass, twice a week for strength, once a week for cardio, or three days for cardio, two days for strength, etc, depending on your goals.
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February 18, 2014, 04:44:14 AM
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@Mind Bender: Good info, but don't forget this affects only mass and one has to shape the muscles as well, usually by 50 or more repetitions with a very small weight.

February 18, 2014, 05:34:31 PM
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Thank you, Akenu. Along with what you mentioned, the shorter repetitions with smaller sets and long rest periods shapes and hardens the muscles as well as builds strength. Heavy weights with lots of reps and sets builds mass, heavy weights with small reps and sets builds strength over mass, because although blood is pumping, you are working the fibers and adapting your neuromuscular structure instead of just pumping blood with ridiculous amounts of reps and sets. With calisthenics, like I mentioned, short reps with time under tension (in place of heavy weights) builds strength and sculpts over building mass because of the strengthening of the fibers over pumping blood and oxygen into the muscles. It's anatomical assimilation and neuromuscular adaptation over pushing your limits and tearing muscle fibers.

Check out PCCblog.com, strengthcamp and Sebastion Fitness Solutions on YouTube, or just type in 'how to build muscle density.' Density equals sculpted, lean muscles and strength, where bulk and mass don't equal strength in the same way. You see this in the difference between a lean kung fu practitoner and gymnist who can perform Iron Crosses, Muscle Ups, Flips, Hand Stands, Human Flags, and Aerial stunts, where bulky people tend not to be able to perform such feats (there are exceptions, of course), because they don't have the same types of strength.

Reread my first post and you'll see I point this out in the second paragraph, where 'strength and density' represents the sculpted lean musculature and 'mass' equals bulk. You'll see the difference in the rep'set variations between the two methods of exercise.
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