You will focus on building a balanced body when using the WLC System.
There is no other option.
If you only want to work your upper body, sorry.
We cannot and will not recommend only working a portion of your body.
Focus on working the entire body or you’re asking for BIG trouble.
If you only want to work your chest, you can’t do that either on this program. You will focus on building a balanced body that is strong and healthy as an entire unit.
Warning: Do Not EVER Focus on Just a Few Muscles
I cannot and will not recommend that you workout for any other reason except building a strong and balanced body.
If you want big arms, the fastest way to get there is by working your entire body.
The same is true for all muscle groups within the body. I say that you must build a balanced body for very important reasons…
By focusing on all of the major muscle groups, you build a strong, powerful, muscular, healthy, and balanced physique. If you ignore any muscle group in your body, you are setting yourself up for future injury.
You will look better and feel better by focusing on every major muscle group in your body.
Let’s take a look at the major muscle groups you will be focusing on during your weight lifting workouts. Each and every one of them are very important to building a balanced body.
Major Muscle Groups for a Balanced Body
Please remember when looking at the muscle groups below that these are only the “major muscle groups” and each of the muscle groups listed below have many other smaller muscle groups included:
You will find that every workout program from Weight Lifting Complete will focus on each and every major muscle group shown above.
All of our programs use compound weightlifting exercises for each muscle group, which means that you will be working multiple major muscle groups during any given exercise.
You won’t see many specific abdominal exercises, but that doesn’t mean the abdominals aren’t being worked during every single exercise. The abs play a big part in stabilizing the body during every exercise.
For example, squats work the entire body but will be classified as a quadriceps exercise because the quadriceps play a major role in the squat movement. The hamstrings also play a huge role along with the glutes and back.
The weight lifting programs you will receive take all of this into account so you don’t have to worry about anything. The workouts you will be performing are designed to build a balanced physique.
A HUGE Misunderstanding Concerning the Lower Body
I want to comment on a huge misunderstanding that most people have when it comes to working the lower body muscle groups.
Many people believe that aerobic exercises such as running, jogging, playing sports, and biking work the legs enough that weight lifting isn’t needed to build strength and muscle in your legs.
This belief is absolutely, without a doubt, wrong. Aerobic activities do not build muscle and strength in the legs the same as weight lifting.
There’s actually no comparison at all. You must lift weights to build muscle and strength in your legs.
Some of you may believe that your legs are already big and strong. You might think that you can get by without working your legs on this program. Wrong. You must work your legs on any of our programs.
Your results will be much faster and much better when you work your entire body as a unit. Your body was designed to work as a unit. Let’s keep it that way.
What About the Abs? How Do They Fit In?
I also want to mention that the abdominals are the most overworked and hyped muscle group in existence. The abdominals are THE ONLU muscle group focused on by many people.
Many people never attempt to work anything else but their abdominals — this is because they really believe that ab exercises will burn fat from their bellies.
The abdominals should be treated like any other muscle group. When you lift weights, you lift weights to build muscle. When you perform abdominal exercises, you will be focusing on building muscle. You aren’t burning fat and getting a six pack by doing ab exercises.
In order to see your abdominals and get a six pack, you have to lose fat in that area. You can not do any exercise that targets fat loss in any specific area. So, crunches, sit ups, and any other ab exercise is not going to give you a six pack and won’t burn fat in that area.
You won’t be doing many abdominal exercises on ANY of our programs simply because you won’t need the extra abdominal work. The compound exercises you will be performing in the workouts give the abs plenty of stimulation and help you develop a strong and muscular core.
You’ve got to trust me on this one.
If you have to do ab exercises, fit them in before or after your cardiovascular workouts but don’t overdo the amount of work on your abs.
You do not want sore abs interfering with your weight training workouts.
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