Saturday, March 10, 2012

GVT system for bodybuilders

Bodybuilding is not an easy goal. One needs to be really patient, determined and persistent in order to achieve the desired body figure. Of course, proper diet as well protein shakes help the procedure to become more achievable. There are series of training for bodybuilders which depend on what muscle and body part to be enhanced.

One of which is GVT (German Volume Training) which is a system commonly used by powerlifters as well lifters who participate in Olympics. The training is designed to put packs on muscles and break plateaus. GVT is the most followed training by powerlifters, weightlifters and bodybuilders because its system is very comprehensive.

For instance, if the bodybuilder wants to perform barbell squat, then, 10 repetitions for every set with a running time of 90 seconds must be done. Generally, the training log will be 10 repetitions of barbell squats for 10 sets. The amount of pounds must also be consistent. If the builder decided to lift 180 pounds then he must lift the same pounds until the 10th set.

However, if one is still a beginner he must start lifting a lighter barbell in order for the body to be not stressed and adjust with the weight of barbell on the following days.

On day one of GVT, it is recommended to start performing exercise for back and chest. On day two, exercise routine for abdomen, thighs and legs. Rest on the third day and continue on the fourth for shoulders and arms. Then on the fifth day, rest again.

After one week of doing the routine, do repetitions on day one and so on. Increase the weight of pounds as the program progresses.

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