November 2005

Building big muscles requires a progressive and systematic application of physical stress. The increase of muscle size over a period of time also increases the capacity to exercise. In other words, if you’re not externally overloading the body in some way, you aren’t gonna grow! Worse yet, if physical loading is not tolerable, then injury or over-training will result. So the key to bigger and stronger muscles is to apply the appropriate stimulus. This way, the body will adapt and improve function. However, each physique has a weak point, a lagging muscle[s] that doesn’t respond to general loading parameters or lifting...