In order to get really good at getting stronger and building muscle, you have to develop a certain type of mastery. Take Arnold for example. He wanted to get so good at an exercise that he could feel the blood pull right into the muscle that he was working and envision it changing shape with each rep. The mind-muscle connection is a real thing and vital to anyone’s gains but won’t be mastered if you do not hammer down on the basics over and over again. And then some more.
The barbell squat, conventional deadlift and bench press are the three best strength and mass builders on the planet. No breaking news there. But do we jump to master these Big 3 too soon before we build a solid foundation?
The seven moves that follow here will not only help you gain some serious muscle but regardless of where you are, they will as help you take your training to the next level. Some moves will also be great assistance exercises down the road and be staples in your programs for years to come. It is all about mastering the pattern of movement, and then muscles will come.