In a previous article, we saw how the typical classifications of body types are very broad and over-simplified, missing some important elements that relate to physical performance and development potential – and so are the assumptions on how training should be structured.
It is not that simple as a few “body-types” because there are many factors that interact to deliver the final result – i.e. the look of the body, the performance of the muscles. Yes, it is possible to create very broad categories and each person may “fit” to some degree into groups where performance is somewhat predictable. But, this can be a very misleading assumption.
We saw that we need to consider all the factors that contribute to a muscle’s performance and size to better understand how muscles are likely to be stimulated and adaptive response is optimized.
There are many elements in a “muscle-system” and we considered the primary building blocks of a muscle system that contribute to its size, shape, and performance: …Read more