If you are keen, you might have noticed that there are times when your muscle growth slows down significantly or even stops despite your continuous workouts. At such instances, irrespective of how hard you work out, your body muscles do not seem to acknowledge your efforts. Instead of beating yourself up or subjecting your body to extreme bodybuilding exercises, you should first understand why your body is not responsive to your training.
One of the obvious reasons is that the human body responds to stimuli quickly and takes swift action to adapt to changes. The other reason is that the body requires a lot of resources to carry out its normal functions. Therefore, when you keep doing the same reps, exercises and sets consistently, your body eventually gets used to the high-intensity training, and instead of facilitating muscle building, opts to conserve the conserve the resources for other critical body roles.
Does this, therefore, mean you can no longer realize muscle growth? Well, fortunately you can still achieve a significant amount of muscle growth, by tricking the body to build the muscle. So how do you do that? According to David Groscup, there are proven methods to stimulate new muscle growth. You only need to reprogram or decondition your body by modifying your workouts. You must change the intensity, order and rep count of your exercises and also alter the kind of workouts you do. Just adopt the high training volume protocol, periodization program, also called Intensity Cycling.