Is it possible to build muscles without weights? What kind of training and what kind of machines are we looking at here if we wish to doff the weights and instead focus on the human muscular-skeletal frame itself and how it resists forces? And the answer is resistance training. Resistance training focuses on the human frame itself, and its reaction to progressive overloading in different environments. The environments are of course dictated by what kind of training is in place.
The usual exercises that utilize the weight of the body only is of course, push-ups, and other modified versions of the push up, and other similar exercises that involve bars and other gym equipment that put the body into a particular angle for specific training. Resistance training is usually done in order to have more density in the human bones. This is not only done because of muscular hypertrophy or just to increase power but to boost the body’s speed at the same time so that it may accomplish various tasks in specific time frames. Resistance exercises have been developed specifically also to increase the volume and girth of the muscles that support the skeletal system. Always bear in mind that resistance training is not just all about motion. The body should be given full freedom during training.
So what are the machines that would help you obtain those muscles without getting strenuous muscles and lifting weights? One machine that does not require weight lifting is the swimming machine. The typical model is popularly known as the countercurrent swimming machine. Now what can it do to help you get the muscles that you want? The utilization of this machine is brilliant. The machine utilizes the very weight and bulk of the one using it in the water so that there would be a self-contained resistance to his movement, and he would be struggling to overcome this resistance to be able to move about in the water. There are actually two ways to do this: the self-contained swimming machine or countercurrent swimming machine may just plant resistance against the swimmer, or it may increase the speed at which the water after the swimmer moves.
Another implement that may be used is the elastic resistance band that may be taken everywhere and assembled nearly everywhere. There are already so many exercises that were developed by experts all over the world that is specifically mean for a certain part of the body. These exercises are very useful especially if you are targeting for the hypertrophy less the heavy weights. Another machine type is those machines or equipment that fall under the hydraulic resistance category. These machines allow the individual who is engaged in resistance training to also increase the power and resistance of the cardiovascular system. With this technique, you don’t have to do different exercises that would target the different parts of your body. The key to this type of exercise is to increase your speed during the whole duration of the training. Under those that utilize elastic resistance, you can try Soloflex machines or Bowflex machines for your resistance training needs. Both types utilize the basic principles of weight-less training that also increase hypertrophy in the body.
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