by Donna Roberts
(New York, USA)
I’m a big advocate of making sure that you go to the gym regularly in order to gain muscle. Although it is possible for you to work out at home to do so, going to the gym helps to motivate many individuals whenever they would not be motivated to do their best in the privacy of their own home.
That isn’t to say, however, that you can not use your home in order to gain muscle. As a matter of fact, there are some things that you can do at home which will help you in the gym in amazing ways.
One of the things that I’m talking about is using isometrics. Although this is kind of a hot topic for many individuals, there is far too much misinformation about these simple exercises that is out in the public at this time.
Many people love isometrics and the thought that they are able to gain muscle and strength while working out using themselves as a resistance.
Other people simply parrot many of the “experts” who say that isometrics are useless and don’t work at all.
When you really stop to think about it, isometrics are providing resistance for your body that it is unable to overcome. You can stand and push your arms against a wall as hard as possible and it is going to be impossible for you to move it anywhere.
This is a basic isometric and it does tax the muscles in unique ways. How can you use these isometrics in order to improve your performance at the gym?
If you are having a difficult time getting past a certain hurdle at the gym, you can often use isometrics at home in order to strengthen yourself at that particular position.
For example, having a difficult time doing pull-ups because you can not get beyond the half way point can be overcome by doing isometrics with your arms in the position where you seem to get stuck.
This will help you to gain strength at that position and it will not take very long before you are able to overcome that and continue to do the pull up as desired.
Do not overlook the possibility of doing isometrics regularly in your own workout routines.
Although they should not make up the bulk of your workout, they can supplement it and help you to get stronger and gain more muscle as a result.