Traditional bodybuilding emphasized on taking a disciplinary approach to bodybuilding. On the contrary, modern bodybuilding does not pay much attention to those aspects that distinguish it from other sports. Everything else remains much the same. Although technology and development in education has led to better preparation as well as the equipment used, this is not to say that modern bodybuilders have achieved more from the sport than their predecessors.
Traditional bodybuilders worked their way to success through observation and experimentation. They understood that progress and growth were very important aspects of bodybuilding. You had to perform more reps of the same exercises in subsequent sets that were to be done during a week.
Then the following week, you had to make sure that you kept on adding more and more weight rather than increasing reps. Modern bodybuilders use a rather different approach. They concentrate on a particular area so as to ensure that maximum growth is attained on every part of the body. The only drawback of this approach is that it is rather difficult for a bodybuilder to maintain a balance on all parts of the body. It is natural for human beings to prefer to make use of some parts of their bodies and not others. When applied to bodybuilding, it leads to imbalances.
Through modern saturation training, one can easily direct body energy as well as nutrients into it such that the rate of nourishment is higher. This approach requires people to maintain a high level of consistency. They also cannot abandon a bodybuilding routine somewhere in the middle. This will negatively impact on health, body symmetry and subsequent attempts at engaging in bodybuilding in the future.
In traditional bodybuilding, there was no such a thing as push-pull supersets. There were push-down exercises but there was no much curling of biceps after that. However, biceps have always been an important focal point for both traditional and contemporary bodybuilders. Perhaps the flushing principle is the best manifestation of how revolutionary changes in approaches can lead to a whole new approach to bodybuilding so as to improve the rapidity and precision in achievement of more muscle mass.
Some names used to refer to exercises that were either born or redefined during this revolution are: compound sets, the Double Principle, the triple split system, Giant Sets, and very many others. Bodybuilders from all over the world have showered praised on the revolutionary approach to bodybuilding. It is all about pumping the muscle with more force. The benefits, they claim, come in the form of psychological and physical motivation.
Some people choose to make use of traditional approaches to bodybuilding when they do not intend to engage in bodybuilding professionally. For those with an approach, it is impossible do anything less than what the latest technology and science dictates. After all, judgment on excellence is always made with modern bodybuilding practices as the underlying principle. A rather attractive alternative is blending both the traditional and contemporary bodybuilding approaches.
By Dane Fletcher