The article I wanna point you to today is one by Christian Thibaudeau of T-Nation fame. The article is called Double Stimulation Training.
If you’re interested in bringing up a weak body part, you should definitely read the article. But I’ll give you a down-and-dirty overview.
The basic idea is to train a body part hard, and with primarily with the basic, fundamental movements one day…then on the following day train it lightly, focusing on getting a good pump. The goal of this double stimulation training is to ramp up protein synthesis (building new muscle tissue), ultimately resulting in more strength and hypertrophy.
I haven’t implemented double stimulation training exactly as Thib lays it out in the article, but I’ve used similar methods with great results.
Enough of my input…go check out the article.
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