Stubborn muscles are the bane of every body builder. We have all faced this problem over time. The way we handle bringing up those stubborn muscles will make a difference in our success. Today I want to talk to you about the approach you should be using and why. I will discuss various methods for bringing up stubborn muscles and will point out what I think is the best way.
Double Up on Training
One technique for forcing stubborn muscle to grow is to add training sessions into your cycle. The easiest way is to double up on the number of training sessions you give to each body part. The idea is that by increasing the volume of training you will force your muscles to grow. This is a technique I have personally used with some good success.
Add Extra Training Where Possible
Another technique is to add some extra training slid into your regular training. This will help the stubborn muscle grow. Instead of being strict and training just back on one day and just arms on another, you slide in extra exercises for other body parts. If you are training your back, for instance, you can add a few sets of seated calf raises to help improve the growth of your calves.
Train Twice a Day
This technique involves hitting the gym twice a day. This enables you to have a shorter training cycle which increases the volume of training for each body part over a calendar week. It is grueling and is not something you should do all the time. The stubborn muscle will get the stimulus it needs, but you can completely wear yourself out.
My Conclusions About Stubborn Muscle
I feel like all the techniques I mention above will work, but the best, for me, is to add extra training where possible. This technique, when planned correctly, can really give a boost to growth stimulation in a muscle group. All of the techniques require you to keep a close eye on recovery because without solid recovery none of these techniques is worth your time.