Dear readers, I would like to devote this article to isolating exercises.
Isolating exercises are those, which affect one muscle group with the use of one joint mainly. These exercises exist for the design of muscles, elaboration or pumping. Isolated exercises enable the expansion of fine capillary mesh in the muscle tissue. Muscles start filling with blood and nutrients. These exercises are accomplished after the basic ones, with dumbbells and special devices or training equipment. They are also called ancillary, which means that there should be not more than 20% of them in your training program. In general, people, who have just started to do workouts, are not recommended to use “isolation”.
Practice shows that 90% of people come to the gym, sit down on comfortable simulators, and start working on them thoughtlessly, not understanding what to do and why. You feel that the muscles have worked since you worked out, but the effect is not noticeable. For the quick result, it is better to use basic exercises. That’s why, dear friends, do not scrimp and hire a qualified coach. He will show you how to perform them, it will save your time, and will undoubtedly bring more results, than self-training without the right action plan.
Personally, I think that the training program should consist of the basic exercises mostly because of the higher energy intensity, general impact on the muscles and the body as a whole. Of course, you can, and even need to add isolation exercises, but only to finalise the target muscles. In conclusion, I’d say that it’s better to combine training, base, isolation, and cardio. This combination is the key to success. Periodically do functional training, and endurance training. Believe me, you will be surprised very soon.