Building mass is one thing, but how do I get that summer beach body? Your diet is in check, cardio is not to be messed with and weight training is to failure.
Isotention exercise’s also known as isometrics have been around for several years. If this terminology seems new to you, and if you incorporate it, prepare to see a change in your body composition for the better.
So what is Isotention?
After an intense workout your muscle are depleted from amino and fatigued. Ever stand in front of the mirror and check yourself out seeing your weak areas and the ones you want to improve? Training correctly and with proper form and managing weights that’s reasonable plays a vital role in muscle development not quantity but quality. But how do you develop a chiseled, razor sharpe, diced look that you see on the cover of muscle magazines? Seeing the seratus and muscle separation from chest to quads.
By doing Isolation flexing it pumps blood into muscle thus triggering your natural nitric oxide, showing off vascularity and muscle definition. Many natural and pro body builders apply isolation exercise’s in their schedule because its known to be effective to show off your work in flesh.
So, its just flexing?
No, its not just flexing. Its focusing on applying tension on the targeted area that you want it to develop. Have you ever flex and noticed your biceps bigger and fuller and seeing your veins and feeling the pump when you flexed. Well now picture doing these exercises yes exercise in your training guide. But there’s a technique to this.
If you’re a mature advanced body builder you know how to train what to do and what not to do. Body builders when on stage for a show don’t just stand there and flex like crazy like a gorilla. There motion is gracefully controlled and rehearsed. So the same applies to you, mimic the pros and follow their advice especially on isolation for that define look.
When should I do isolation?
Isolation exercise’s can take a lot out of you if you ever tried it before. Some people who work at the office can isolate by flexing their calfs, chest or by squeezing their biceps or stretch their triceps for that horse shoe look. Try pulling your shoulders behind you thus isolating your back muscles. There are several ways to do this without being in gym clothes.
But one of the best ways to really intensify the area is in the middle of your workout. Once done with a set take a breath and begin isolating for about 10-15 seconds. By doing this your muscles are twice as fatigue and the blood pump is to its fullest. Now finish your next set and repeat again.
If you’re concerned about standing out by flexing your targeted area in the middle of your workout regimen. I encourage you not to be worried about what others think. Be the leader you're meant to be and work hard to reach your goals!