One of the most common barriers to success in the gym is keeping your motivation after the inital burst of quick progress slows down. With my clients at the JD Gym in Dundee, I teach a few key points to help them avoid those mental blocks.
Recovery is essential to any fitness programme, no matter what the goal is. A plateau in training progress can quite often be attributed to inadequate recovery as the muscles are not being given the chance to repair and grow before being stressed again.
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A common goal for many people in the gym is to gain weight, build muscle, or both. Unfortunately, it isn't always as simple as going to the gym and lifting weights several times a week. Nutrition and exercise both have to be on point to stimulate growth and recover after each training session. With that said, here are a few tips I like to share with my clients to help them on their journey to build muscle.
The glutes are a fundamental component of both strength and aesthetics, and acting as the main mover in hip extension, essential to hip health. Being a larger muscle group, the glutes are capable of moving a lot of weight in compound exercises that use other muscle groups for assistance, such as the deadlift and squat. With this in mind, optimal training for the glutes should include mainly compound movements with occasional isolation movements that focus on execution and activation of the muscle group.