JC note: this is an article I wrote 2 years ago for a bodybuilding website that never got published. I found it randomly as I was going through old emails and figured I’d share it with you. It’s funny to see how my writing style has changed over the last few years. Also, this is 90% in its original form. I made a few edits to the training and added/removed links where needed.
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What is small, always goes unnoticed, often laughed at and something you are completely embarrassed about? It’s your lagging body parts.
So you’ve been training a fair amount. You’re pretty strong and can be observed pushing respectable weight in the gymnasium 3-4 times per week. In fact, some are probably even jealous of your abilities, but there’s just this one tiny problem.
You’d like to fix it but haven’t quite discovered a way to go about it yet. You may even be neglecting the reality; subconsciously hoping it will resolve all by itself.
You’ve admitted that (insert body part here) is lagging behind everything else and you may’ve even taken action by training this body part first during your workouts but it seems a lost cause. Maybe you’ve even accepted that Mother Nature simply dealt you a bad hand. [Read more…]