Post subject: Re: What exercise can I do to isolate my__(abs,triceps,quads)?
Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:29 am
When you attempt to 'isolate' muscles by performing single-joint exercies, you are actually creating a body that is non-functional and will be more prone to injury. Essentially, you are creating a body that is a compilatiion of body parts, instead of a powerful, functioning unit that works together.
Now if your really want to end up hobbling around in a body banged up with joint problems, tendonitis, and excess body fat, then by all means, continue to 'isolate' body parts. On the other hand, if you would rather have a lean, muscular, injury free, functional body that works as a complete powerful unit to perform complex movements (in athletics or everyday task), then you need to shift your focus from muscle isolation. Believe me , focusing on how well your body functions will give you the side effect of a body that looks even better than it would have if you focused on muscle isolation. For example, take a look at the physiques of any NFL running back, wide reciever, or even world class sprinters. Trust me when I say that these guys pretty much NEVER train for muscle isolation (their strenght coaches wouldn't be crazy enough to let them), yet they are absolutely ripped to shreds! Just look at guys like Maurice Green or Terrell Owens and tell me who wouldn't want a physique like those guys.http://bodyfitness.blinkweb.com