Today fitness has become one of the important aspects of life and no doubt a good workout contributes to great fitness. But workout doesn’t mean only lifting weights rigorously but workout must be done smartly, tactfully and keeping in mind your body’s strength and structure. For this purpose, it is necessary to know your body properly. Arnold Schwarzenegger the greatest bodybuilders of all time has been known for best tips regarding workout, so following are the tips of workout by Arnold Schwarzenegger –
LIFTING REQUIRES BRAIN WORK, TOO
Arnold understood and often wrote about the role of the brain in bodybuilding. When he trained, Arnold concentrated with 100 percent focus, which allowed him to reach even greater intensity levels. “The first step is to really believe that becoming massive is possible … In the same way, you can command your muscles to lift heavy weights when everything else suggests that you cannot, so you can mentally coax your muscles to grow larger and stronger.”
TRAIN HARDER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE
Arnold’s goal was to be better than everyone, so he knew he had to train harder than everyone. In fact, when Arnold trained, the whole gym crowd often stopped and watched. Arnold just kept on training. Such was the intensity he channeled through his ability to connect his mind to each of the muscles he worked.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT EXERCISES
That meant focusing less on single-joint, isolation movements in favor of multi-joint exercises. The bench press, squat, deadlift, overhead press, bent-over row, and power clean are all examples of multi-joint exercises which require several muscle groups to work in coordination. While more difficult to master, they offer the added benefit of allowing you to train very heavy to overload the working muscle. Mastering these moves and challenging yourself with heavy weights, Arnold wrote, was the single-most critical component of gaining strength and size.
USE HEAVY WEIGHTS FOR LOW REPS
For Arnold, not only was choosing the right exercises important, but so too was choosing the right load. After all, a set of 8 reps while squatting with 365 pounds to failure elicits a far better muscle-building stimulus than a set of 135 pounds for 40 reps taken to failure. “Start with a few warm-ups [not taken to muscle failure] and pyramid the weight up from one set to the next, decreasing the reps and going to failure.
VARY YOUR TRAINING
Arnold did his homework when it came to planning his training sessions. If he found that an exercise was no longer producing gains, he’d switch it for another. Never afraid to experiment with new exercises or alternative training methods, Arnold was on a perpetual search for new ways to become bigger and better as old ways became stale.
GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND USE YOUR INSTINCT
The way to success, in and out of bodybuilding, is having as much knowledge as possible,” Arnold said. By seeking out information and experimenting with new approaches, you’re better able to discern what works from what’s a waste of time. Because each individual is unique, Mr. Olympia’s training routine may not work best for you.
If you’ve got big pecs, it’s only natural to want to show them off. As a result, you probably also give them a little extra effort in the gym. But Arnold took exactly the opposite approach. At one point, Arnold decided his calves had fallen behind the rest of his physique in overall development. Rather than hide the glaring weakness, he famously cut off the pant legs on his pants and wore shorts to constantly remind himself of his weakness and redouble his efforts to grow his calves. He trained calves more frequently, early in his workouts when he was fresh, and sometimes between sets for larger body parts.