Most readers on this blog are already using static contraction as their training method but I know there are some of you who are just observing. You haven’t taken the leap of faith and started static contraction training yet. Well, why not? What’s the hold up? One way or another you will try static contraction training so why put it off and miss out?
I do believe that all roads lead to static contraction training. Let me explain why.
You may be very happy with your current strength training routine and that’s perfectly fine. If you’re getting the results you want, it would be silly for you to stop training the way you are and try something new.
However, there will come a time when you will stop getting the results that you want or circumstances in your life may change. Maybe you can devote 5 days and 5-10 hours a week now for gym time because you don’t have any other hobbies and spending time in the gym is pleasurable for you. Or you might not have any injuries and love to push your muscles to the brink. You could be a lifetime subscriber to Muscle & Fitness magazine and don’t believe in anything that isn’t endorsed by the bodybuilder of the moment. Who knows, there are lots of reasons and I’m not here to deter you.
What I will say is that circumstances in life will eventually change as they do for everyone. Suddenly you find yourself busy with work, or a new girlfriend or a new hobby and spending 5 -10 hours a week working out isn’t as appealing.
Or maybe you injured yourself and you’ve been out of the gym for several weeks and the thought of going back to the same crazy workout that got you injured in the first place is not very attractive.
Maybe you’ve gotten older and your body just doesn’t like all the full range squats or bench presses anymore. Every time you do a workout, you ache, and not in the good way, for days afterwards. At that point I’d say your body is trying to tell you something.
We, as humans, are constantly evolving, always becoming more and more efficient as technology has allowed us. Instead of sending letters, we send emails or texts now. Instead of riding across the country on horseback, we get on a plane and fly across. Instead of going down to the bank and withdrawing money from our bank accounts every time we want to pay for something, we use our credit cards.
Why spend more time and energy to do something when you can get the same result more efficiently?
In this day and age, we not only want our cake, we want to eat it too. We want the same or better results, but we don’t want to spend all that time.
This is exactly what static contraction provides for its trainees. The workout is an ultra brief but ultra intense workout that provides the muscles with the stimulus they need for muscle growth and strength increases. It cuts workout times from hours to minutes. It allows the trainees to spend less time training and more time doing other things. It is the most efficient training system ever developed. And because we as humans always evolve towards efficiency, all training roads will eventually lead to static contraction. It’s the evolution of efficiency that puts static contraction at the end of the road.
So for those of you who haven’t tried it, what are you waiting for? Are you going to be part of the evolution of strength training now or will you wait until some body builder from Muscle & Fitness endorses it for you?
For those of you who know already know how great and effective the workout is, keep on preaching the good word to all those you know. You are on the leading edge of the evolution in strength training!