Don't think you can handle this intense muscle building
weight lifting routine? You could start out by applying
this technique to one body part. If you are going to do
that, you'll want to cut back on the rest of your training.
Also, if you want results, you'll perform the routine on the big muscles, like the back, and not use it just for biceps. This is what I usually do. I'll perform the 8 x 8 routine on one bodypart at a time. It's a great way to keep your routine fresh and prevent burnout.
Great, great article. I’ve got a few questions, however. I’ve been lifting now for about 5 years, and really only a month or so have been SMART training (diet in check by tracking, progressive overloading in the 4-6 rep range, essentially following BLS) and have made substantial progress on cutting. Does this mean I’m technically a beginner by these terms, being that I’ve trained for years but only recently started becoming fully educated? Should I be cutting first? My plan was (starting at ~15% BF) to get down to about 8 or 9 (I am roughly 11-12% now). Should I be cutting that low, or bulk earlier to cash in on “genetic potential”?
For many guys, it’s natural to experience a sense of accomplishment following an intense workout. But when you get obsessed with training Cardiello explains, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that "more is better." That has two dangerous effects: Overtraining and lowered self-esteem. Cardiello explains this feeling is related to the body's nervous system, since overtraining “affects an athlete’s level of ‘happiness’ to train, depression, insomnia, and irritability.” He also cautions overtraining can be heightened by such things as “lack of proper nutrition (hydration), proper sleep, and personal/work stressors.”