Experts Reveal The 5 Best Muscle Building Techniques | Men's Health Magazine Australia

Experts Reveal The 5 Best Muscle Building Techniques

1\ Go slow

Spend longer on the lowering phase of a lift, as this is when your muscle undergoes most stress.

TOM EASTHAM, PERSONAL TRAINER

2\ Tie it up

Use a light tourniquet on muscles – halting oxygen increases hypertrophy.

MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS & EXERCISE

3\ Change your grip

Use an underhand grip on bench presses. It will work pecs 27 per cent harder.

CANADIAN CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE

4\ Time it right

Focus on a 2/4/1 tempo. Lift for two, lower for four, hold for one. This targets growth-prone fasttwitch muscle fibres.

JAMES KING, PERSONAL TRAINER

5\ Don’t let up

If you rest for longer than five minutes your body temperature drops, inhibiting performance.

JAMES KING, PERSONAL TRAINER

By Mens Health Staff

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