Weight Training for Bodybuilding

V Performing Weight Training ExercisesWhile Body by V strongly endorses weight training as part of every personal training program, it is especially important for those interested in bodybuilding.

Bodybuilding focuses on adding muscle mass, and weight training is indispensable for that purpose. While substantial amounts of muscle development can be achieved using body weight alone, it is difficult to maximize muscle growth without weights.

In his weight training instruction, Dr. Maurya teaches aspiring bodybuilders how to most effectively stimulate muscle growth using the principles of progressive overload, time under tension, and eccentric contractions.

Clients interested in bodybuilding can expect to be working with a combination of barbells, dumbbells, and cable devices during training sessions.

For adding muscle mass, V focuses primarily on heavy lifts that engage large muscle groups, all within safe parameters and using proper form. For those who can safely perform these exercises, barbell squats, deadlifts, cleans, and chest presses will be emphasized; primarily because they have been shown to produce a significant anabolic (muscle-building) effect.

Dr. Maurya also discusses the importance of good nutrition, sufficient caloric intake, and adequate protein sources to produce the best results from weight training. For those who are interested, V will also advise clients on evidence-based supplements to clear up any confusion regarding which ones are actually effective.