How To Create Mass With Muscle Group Isolation Training By Tommy Bussey
When I first began bodybuilding I was coming off of a brutal injury. I had cracked my pelvic bone in the middle of one of my college baseball seasons. Long-story-short I had lost a ton of weight and was starting my muscle building journey at a mere 153 lbs. I was ready to put the pedal to the metal and hit the bodybuilding road at full speed.
However, I realized that in order to get the results I really wanted, I needed to get educated on how to build muscle. So, that's where my journey started. I did tons of research and tested many different "theories" that I had either come up with on my own, heard from someone else, or combined as a hybrid of the two.
Fortunately, I found something that worked really well. In fact, this training system I created helped me to build 49 lbs. of muscle in my first 18 weeks of training. Not to mention, my strength was soaring and the muscle I built was very lean.
So, at this point I'm sure you're wondering what in the world I'm talking about and how can you benefit from it. Well, what I'm about to share with you is what I like to call "muscle group isolation training."
The reason I began to formulate these muscle group isolation training techniques was a direct result of the combination of two muscle building "schools of thought." First, there is one muscle building idea that if you find a training routine that produces gains, then you should do that same routine for the rest of your life. Basically, this reasoning is based on the idea that training consistency is the ultimate method for muscle mass creation.
However, there is another school of thought that intensely pushes the idea of mixing up your training, even as much as every 1-2 weeks. The reasoning behind this muscle building ideology is that when you make the body adapt it has no choice but to grow. Almost a muscle building "survival of the fittest."
So, you are probably curious as to how this is going to help you build muscle. Well, what I have done with my training is combined a perfect amount of variety and consistency through muscle group isolation training. This truly sparks the muscle building process by not only forcing the muscle to adapt, BUT also letting the body build on a firm, consistent foundation.
By isolating your training to specific muscle groups you're able to spread your training over 5 consecutive days during the week. On each of these 5 days of training you can focus on training an isolated or specific muscle group. And then every 4 weeks, you simply switch around the days of the week that you are training certain muscle groups while continuing to do most of the same exercises. Obviously, there is some room to be creative with the set and rep schemes and auxiliary exercises.
I have put together a free video with more information on this training, and some other really cool things I've learned about this whole "muscle building game" that we play every day. It's totally free of charge, and you can watch it right now: Fre*e Garage Workout Video