It is one of the perennial problems for everyone – you’re going well with your training regime then suddenly you hit a plateau and you are unable to move beyond it. You’re trying to sculpt various muscles – maybe your obliques – but they are just stubborn and won’t improve. What can you do?
One of the things every body builder, male or female, knows to do at this point is to vary things. By changing your routine it will help break you out of the rut you are in and increase your ability to get the definition and tone you want in your muscles. By following a different sculpting system from your regular routine, you are more likely to find success.
Everyone seems to have their own sculpting system and some involve supplements, some core workouts, and some are designed specifically for women. Your muscles consist of many small fibres whether you are a man or a woman (and so theoretically a sculpting system for men will work for women as well). Resistance training, such as weight lifting, will both tone and build new muscle fibres. When your body builds new fibres, it makes your muscles denser.
Now, this may seem counter-intuitive but performing resistance exercise causes small tears within the worked muscles, which may seem like a bad thing. The interesting thing is, toning and strengthening occurs in response to this damage. So when you perform resistance exercise, your body lays down new tissue to repair the minuscule tears which result from this workout.
A good sculpting system will take this into account and help you work out in the right way for the right result but there is another way to supplement this work. Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) devices, usually sold in belts or straps, are designed to produce currents of electricity that cause the muscle to contract. This has been shown to help muscle development in a number of cited cases around the web. This is one way to push past a plateau – by using an ab belt as part of your sculpting system.
By activating the muscle differently, the ab belts help change the kind of activity the core muscles are used to getting and causes them to react in different ways. While not a weight loss or fat reduction tool, ab belts can be worked in to any core sculpting system to help improve and increase the effectiveness of the system you are currently following.
While not fool proof and not the answer to all needs for all people, ab belts can help augment an existing core sculpting system for men.