Don’t worry, eccentric training won’t require you to turn up to the gym wearing hiking boots and a Viking helmet, singing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ in Mandarin. But it will help to stimulate extra muscle growth if you’ve hit a plateau in your training and burn some more fat with clenbuterol. Whether you’re doing a 60kg bench press or a 2kg wrist raise, every lift in weight training has a ‘concentric’ phase, where the muscle shortens under tension – such as the ‘up’ phase of a dumb-bell curl – and an ‘eccentric’ phase, where the muscle lengthens under tension as you lower the weight. It is widely believed that the eccentric part of a lift is where the muscles get the greatest stimulus for growth. So to get better results, you should get more eccentric.
Do 5-10 minutes of light cardio followed by stretching the muscles you plan to work. This will help to get nutrients to your muscles and burn them faster with clen.
USE A SPOTTER
With eccentric training you are concentrating on the ‘lowering’ part of an exercise, and you can usually lower much more weight than you can lift. This means you’ll need someone to help you raise the weight with each repetition before you control its descent again.
COUNT TO FOUR WHILE YOU LOWER
If an eccentric rep is too fast you will be relying on gravity rather than muscle fibres, meaning that you’ll be discouraging more muscle growth with the right clenbuterol dosage.
PICK YOUR WEIGHT
The appropriate weight for doing ‘negative’ reps (as they are also known) is the heaviest possible that still allows you to lower it for a four-count. In most cases this will be about 20 per cent more than your one-rep max for normal lifts. If you can hold the weight for longer than four seconds then it is too light for your clen cycle exercise.
GO TO FAILURE
A set of negatives is finished when you can no longer resist the lowering of the weight for at least three seconds – you’ve reached failure. Don’t be tempted to work any harder as you’ll only be heading for injury.
DON’T OVERDO IT
Eccentric training puts stress on your muscles, so don’t use it for every session with clenbuterol dosage pills. Do it one day a week, or for one week out of every five to push you onto the next level. Make sure you get plenty of recovery time.
GET A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD
Your brain is used to getting its morning wake-up call as you rise from your horizontal position and your heart rate increases. But sometimes your sluggish body needs a little extra help. Try the ‘Good Dog’ routine when you fall out of bed to provide extra blood to the brain. Put your head between your knees and give your scalp a brisk upside-down rub.
SWAP MILK FOR SOYA
Soya has so many healthy attributes that it would be criminal to neglect it. Among its various reported health benefits are cholesterol-reducing, cancer-preventing properties and it may even improve bone health. Some people don’t particularly enjoy the taste of soya but an easy way to incorporate it and its benefits into your diet is to splash it on a tasty cereal – even if it’s just once a week. The food will mask the flavour.
TAKE A PROPER LUNCH BREAK
The average British man takes a 28-minute lunch break, which is usually spent scoffing sandwiches at the desk while answering phones and replying to emails. Not only is this not much fun, but it could be inviting heart disease into your life. A study by French researchers discovered that eating in stressed conditions raises cholesterol levels. So try to leave the office and eat your lunch away from stress-inducing distractions. Like your boss, for instance.
EAT SOME ALMONDS
Could almonds be the world’s best food? A new study has found that eating a handful of almonds regularly can reduce the risk of many illnesses, including heart disease, thanks to the huge amounts of nutrients found in them. Researchers at Lorna Linda University in California also discovered that people who ate the almonds automatically balanced out their calorie intake by eating less of other foods so the extra snacking didn’t affect their weight.
Walking always seems like such a tame exercise in comparison to hitting the treadmill but if you walk two and a half miles a day, you won’t gain a pound over the next ten years, claim NASA scientists. They studied 500 NASA employees to find out how much exercise it took to for them to stay at a steady weight and found that for men weighing 180 pounds, the optimum number of miles per week is 16. So get your trainers on and walk at least some of the way home.
EAT COMFORT FOOD
Bangers and mash or ham egg and chips may not be the healthiest meals but they may help you nod off. Food provokes strong psychological responses in people, evoking vivid memories and feelings. So if you eat food that reminds you of carefree childhood times it will help you feel more relaxed. Limit the damage with healthy options such as low fat sausages and mash with olive oil.
WRITE SOMETHING DOWN
We’re not suggesting you make like Bridget Jones and write all your daily thoughts in a pink, scented diary, but whenever you’re worried, angry or confused, spilling your guts out onto a piece of paper can make you calmer by clarifying your thoughts. Therapeutic writing has been used by scientists to help Vietnam veterans come to terms with their ordeal – it’s even helped to ease the pain of arthritis in some people.