Calisthenics Explained Are Bodyweight Exercises Good For Building Muscle
Exercises that uses only the weight of yourbody as resistance are known as calisthenics. And, just as any other quot;resistancequot; training,the goal in performing calisthenics is to promote muscle growth and strength. Originatingfrom the Greek words quot;kalo,quot; which means quot;beautyquot;, and quot;sthenosquot;, which means quot;strength,quot; calisthenicsrose into prominence in the 19th century by the quot;father of gymnasticsquot; Freidrich LudwigJahn, and fitting enough, there's nothing really that is a better embodiment of quot;beautyquot;and quot;strengthquot; than gymnastics. Since calisthenics uses your body's weightas resistance, it's also known as bodyweight exercises. And the big question about bodyweightexercises is how effective it is for building
muscle and strength, or if it's as effectiveas lifting weights. To understand this, we need to understandhow our muscles grow and get stronger. Muscular and strength adaptation occur when a stimulus,or resistance, is applied to the corresponding muscle at a high enough intensity to invokemuscle overload. Simply put, the more weight you move with your muscles, the more yourmuscles adapt and become bigger and stronger. But it doesn't mean that any type of weightmovement will work. Take jogging, for example, although can be very taxing on the heart musclesand promote cardiac muscle growth, it will not promote much skeletal muscle growth, noteven in your legs. The problem here is that
the stimulus is not strong enough to targetall the leg's muscle fibers. If you've watched the muscle fibers tutorial before, you will understandthat we have three different muscle fiber types, one of which is used for endurance,known as type I, and the other two are used to provide great amounts of force, known astype 2 fibers. Since running doesn't require large amounts of force from your legs, type2 fibers are hardly fatigued and not a lot of muscle growth occurs. It's also the reasonwhy many do not consider jogging as a calisthenics exercise even though it only utilizes yourbody's weight. But other calisthenics exercises do, in fact, illicit high enough of a demandto hit those larger muscle fibers. Take a
pullup, for example, where on average, peoplecan hardly even do 5, the movement demands all fiber types to fire and eventually exhaust,thus promoting muscle growth. Pushups is another good example of a calisthenicsexercise that can illicit muscle growth, especially for beginners that struggle to do even 10.But eventually you will run into the problem of not having enough resistance. As toughas it may be to get to your first 10 pushups, eventually 10 will be just an easy warmup.When you start hitting 20, 25, or 30 pushups easily, then we run into the same problemas we saw with running. Of course, you can definitely modify the pushup to make it tougher,such as elevating your feet on a platform,
but ultimately you're not changing the amountof demand on the muscle groups involved in a standard pushup, instead you begin shiftingthe muscles involved in the movement. With feetelevated pushups, you anterior shouldersbegin taking the brunt of the resistance instead of your chest. So if you wanted to build yourchest, you won't have enough resistance. And you might be thinking, quot;Why not just add someweight on your backéquot; Well, at that point, it's no longer just bodyweight, thus no longercalisthenics. The next natural progression is using weights.As great as calisthenics can be, there will a point where certain muscle groups, especiallythe strong muscle groups such as your chest,
legs, and hips, will eventually need greaterresistance. Also, since calisthenics require you using multiple muscle groups to performan exercise, which isn't a bad thing at all in terms of natural and functional development,but it does make it tough to isolate certain muscles. Now, that's not to say that calisthenicscannot build an aesthetically appealing body. After all, you have guys looking like thisfrom performing just bodyweight exercises, but when you compare them to this, there'sa clear difference in muscle growth between the two regimens. Heck, even Olympic gymnastshave to use weights to push their maximum potential.
The Secret to Learning Guitar Chords
Personalized Music Lessons (Bass ~ Guitar~ Keyboard) and Red Curtain Music Presents quot;The Instrumental Basics Seriesquot;1 The Secret to Learning Guitar Chords Hi! My Name is Marty and welcome to my quot;InstrumentalBasics Seriesquot;. This is the first tutorial and it's called quot;The Secret to Learning GuitarChordsquot;. Ok, I've been teaching for 33 years and I'vehad hundreds of guitar students and although they have learned a lot of good techniquesfor learning chords, developing the muscle memory in the left hand, there's a few thingsthat many of them have missed. And I'm going to tell you what those are today.
Ok, I've also seen a number of like YouTubetutorials throughout the years about chord changing and how to play chords and what everythingis. And most of them are pretty good for the most part, now there's a couple of techniquesthat I'm going to tell you about that. I want you to try and see how they work oké Whether you are a beginner or you're a moreintermediate player and you need to learn your chords more quickly. Here's 2 tricksI want you to try. All right, So the first thing to do, here we go, is, you want to picka chord, preferably 2 chords we're going to need for this whole little series, oké
(Choose 2 Chords) So if we have, let's picka C chord and a G chord, all righté (Phase 1 Press and Release) Now, Phase 1is called Press and Release: form your chord and then you gently press the strings downto the frets and release, press them down and release.(Leave Your Fingertips on the strings) Now remember it's very important, you're not goingfor strength here, you're going for muscle memory and control. I had a physical therapiststudent once tell me it could take up to 3000 motions to develop a certain kind of musclememory. I don't know exactly how true that is, but it's a gauge that I use.
So now, take your chord gently press it, release,press it and release. What you're doing is, it's like you're teaching all these littlemuscles in your hand and there's over 60 muscles, bones and tendons from your elbow to yourfingertips, and they need to learn to go down in this position. Alrighté So that's part1 of Press and Release. (Part 2 â€“ Press and Release â€“ Lift Fingersoff the Strings) Part 2 is You Press and Release, but gently take your fingers a little bitoff of the neck. Not a whole lot, let me scoot up, you know if you look at it, I'm not takingit off more than that. So here's the first part, where it's just gently pressing andreleasing (Press Release â€“ Don't Take
fingers off of the String) but not takingyour fingers off the neck. (Press Release â€“ Take Your Fingers offJust a Little Bit) Part 2 â€“ pressing and releasing and taking them off just a littlebit. Now at the Beginning, you're going to have fingers going all over and you can'tkeep them together. So, if you're doing the style of taking your fingers off the strings,don't do that and back up if your fingers are losing control. So if you're doing thisdrill and your fingers are like uh uh oh where is ité And they can't do it, just Press andRelease, leave your fingers on the string, remember you do not have to squeeze (DO NOTSQUEEZE! Control and Muscle Memory) you're
going for control and muscle memory.So, the Part 1, Press and Release, now take your next chord, I use this G Chord. There'smany kinds of G Chords, and so you do the Part 1 of it, and you Press and Release, gently,you're going for muscle memory, and then once you're able to, you go ahead and you takeyour fingers slightly off the string, put them back down, off, put them back down, andif they're like having trouble remaining in position, we're back to the first part ofPress and Release, which is leave your fingers on the string. I can't tell you how simplethis is and how helpful it is, and how dramatically it could speed up the process of your timespent learning chords, oké So, there's that.
Computer Typing Lessons Typing Muscle Memory
Hi, this is Linda Lewis on behalf of ExpertVillage . Check out my website at keytime . What is muscle memoryé When you are workingon the keyboard, your fingers when you are initially learning where a key is and howyour fingers travel, you are actually thinking about moving the keys. When you are doingtouch typing, you are doing it without looking at your hands and so your fingers are goingto be doing the repetitions so that it develops a memory of how your finger moves. Basicallywith keyboarding all you are doing is developing muscle memory. Another example of developingmuscle memory is thinking about what you see people doing when they are practicing golfthat they are going to be learning how to
actually hold the club and practicing mentally.You've seen many people that go around practicing their golfing by actually without having thegolf club in their hand and what they are doing is really practicing their sport. Thatis the same thing that you can do when you are practicing on the keyboard with the typing,you can practice that and again your mental practice is the same thing to reinforce thatso that your muscles remember how to go to the keys. That is what muscle memory is.