[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Hello CT ,
Do you still use a westside inspired approache?
I dont know how to describe my question, whats the role of neural efficency in building muscle? What i mean is in strenght sports for a competition you need a high neural efficency in the competiton lifts, but for buidling muscle you often hear “always change,the body adapts…” I hope you ubderstand what i mean…
Thanks in advance CT! [/quote]
No, it didn’t give the results I wanted and I reinjured my shoulder, it also left me neutrally drained. I went back to my roots and I am now using the methods that make me strong and muscular in the first place… lots of isometrics, eccentrics and mixed methods. In 2 weeks I’m already seeing drastic changes in how my physique looks. Much harder looking, shoulders have improved and I have zero pain.
The nervous system is VERY important. It is the nervous system that recruits the muscle fibers. The more efficient it is, the more fibers you can recruit. The more fibers you can recruit the more growth you can stimulate.[/quote]
Thanks for the fast answer, sad to hear about your shoulder. Do you still experiment with the tricep machine?
About neural efficency: from reading the westside articles they say after 3 workouts you should xhange RE exercises…
I changed exercises even more often than that, still killed my nervous system. I believe that those who are “built” to be elite powerlifters are neutrally wired to handle that type of stimulation, but not everybody is like that.
My shoulder is fine now, better than it has been in 6 years.