|ROBBY ROBINSON - BICEPS PEAK - GOLD'S GYM VENICE, CA '70s|
"The whole key to bodybuilding is being able to communicate with your body"
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I’m always rotating the different parts of my plan. I rotate a set selection of foods, supplements, exercises and my training workloads. It keeps the body confident about what to expect, but at the same time on its toes - guessing and excited.
The whole key to bodybuilding is being able to communicate with your body. I think the light-heavy approach has saved me from injuries and getting burned out. The idea to alternate light and heavy goes back to my early days of lifting in Tallahassee. I split my love for focusing on the muscle, and my love for challenging myself with heavy weight.
I’ve always seen training as art; you’re able to create that muscle, if you really focus on it. It’ll look exactly how you want.
As far as the number of sets and exercises - it seems I’ve paid my dues because now with muscle maturity I’m able to get the effect I need from my workouts with less sets and exercises than I needed over the years. But you better believe, one of my sets, with the weight I’m handling and the mental picture I have of the isolated muscle group, is probably more effective than another person’s entire workout.
TO INCREASE SEPARATION
OF EACH MUSCLE GROUP FROM THE OTHER
|ROBBY ROBINSON - POSE DOWN ON STAGE '70s|
I’ve always seen training as art; you’re able to create that muscle,
if you really focus on it. It’ll look exactly how you want.
It’s probably strange to hear a bodybuilder say - the body is delicate, but it is. Overdoing anything will wear the body and mind down. A lot of cardio and over-training wears the joints and ligaments and tendons down and sets you up for injuries.
Food has always been my biggest ally in creating a conditioned, ripped physique. I’ve seen miracles happen with the right eating plan. That alone will create a popping metabolism, weight loss, muscle growth, high testosterone and energy levels plus beautiful skin and hair.
Yes, I always thought beauty was a big part of bodybuilding. With a good eating and lifestyle plan, weight loss will happen at the right pace. It’s about conditioning the mind and body to a lifestyle.
My cardio plan is 15 to 20 minutes after my three workouts a week. I like to alternate between a flat and a high incline every minute. I definitely don’t hold on when I walk on the treadmill. I think it’s better for your overall conditioning. Some sessions you will find me ski walking on it. I didn’t need to change this format during my eight-week countdown.