So, what's an effective full body approach and when would I want to use them? First of all let me make it clear that split system training is the best way to train. You can train so much more effectively with a split. So, then why would I write an article about anabolic full body routines? First of all, when I say anabolic, I'm referring to the effect different exercises have on the bodies natural hormone release, a very important consideration for all bodybuilders, even more for older bodybuilders since hormone output declines as we age. As far as full body routines, every now and then in between your regular training, it makes sense to consider a 4 week full body cycle. Doing a routine like the ones I'll outline shortly involve the whole body all at once and causes a flood of natural hormones to be released while you are training.
A naturally occurring plant extract with such potent anabolic muscle building effects it’s commonly referred to as a plant steroid. It increases protein synthesis, nitrogen retention and muscle ATP content, giving you a triple whammy to completely turbo charge your muscle gains. A Russian study found the effects of 20-Hydroxyecdysterone are so powerful that it has as greater anabolic effect on contractile proteins of muscle than Dianabol itself. Contractile proteins are the force generators of muscle contraction, so in other words, 20-Hydroxyecdysterone enables your muscles to work much harder during your workouts.
Research into various amino acids, stimulants and other ergogenic ingredients has shown that many can have positive acute effects on athletic performance when taken prior to training. Pre-workout formulas typically contain ingredients such as creatine, arginine, beta alanine and caffeine as all of these are well researched into their abilities to enhance performance by either increasing strength, endurance or mental focus and energy. The dosages of these ingredients can vary greatly depending on the main focus of the formula as some are designed primarily to enhance strength whilst others are designed to focus more heavily on stimulating the central nervous system.