We are against using a
wide variety of bodybuilding workout for beginners. It confuses them and their
bodies. When we train a beginner, we give him one basic workout for
each body part. A beginner cannot tolerate more than five sets of
workout for any one muscle group.
beginner gets loaded down
with a lot of different bodybuilding exercises, he becomes distracted, loses his
efficiency and, most of all, loses his enthusiasm. The latter is
extremely important. He must learn to be satisfied with little gains,
overjoyed, in fact. He must not be told that huge gains come easily,
that he can get super-big overnight as long as he trains like Mr.
Olympia. His progress should be a history of small successes, and he
should look forward to each muscle gain with great anticipation. Like many
beginners bodybuilder, he'll make some fast initial gains, but he has to realize
from the beginning that fast gains won't last.
One of the most
difficult things to do will be to set the beginner's mind in the right
place. Many people get the wrong impression when they see us doing, for
instance concentration curls with our eyes closed. They think that we
are concentrating on doing the exercise. If they only knew! We are
visualizing a mountain of muscle - a giant, unreal biceps more than 30
inches in diameter.
This way of training,
of making larger than life goals, is almost a kind of hypnosis, a way to
make the muscle function beyond its own rational brain. It obeys under
hypnosis. It becomes very suggestible. This is the challenge for beginner's bodybuilder - that lifting is much more mental
than we probably realizes.
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