must do ‘laundry list’:
-burn more calories than you consume (doesn’t matter if through aerobics, weight training, etc)
-have body fat checked, and create a calorie deficit of 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat
-when training: muscle peaks are developed by performing each exercise/motion completely and w/out cheating, staying in the body builder rep mode of 6-8 reps, (no more than 10, no less than 6 in reg training sets)
-holding and pausing the weight at it’s peak: top of the bicep curl fro example…hold/squeeze for a sec and release slowly
-performing a variety of exercises to target the whole muscle: build volume in chest through heavy exercises such as bench, get ‘ripped’ as per Ah-nold by doing deep hard exhausting ‘flys’ (ripped requires diet…see above)
Smoothness alert…aka no definition:
only power training exercises like bench, press, squat?
no finnesse moves, like flys, pec deck, extensions.?
undertraining the abs, calves and other muscles that require intense amount of reps.?
I’ve know world class body builders that did almost no cardio/aerobics and were ‘shredded’ by competition day. Aerobics is a way to burn calories, and eventually burn fat should you deplete your cals for the day, but it isn’t the ONLY way. Some bodybuilders would rather burn cals weight training almost exclusively.