I’m all about advancement, development, and progression. I embrace the latest technology and am open minded about new training methods.
However, for 100 years of bodybuilding there were only a small core group of compound exercises, complemented by another small core group of isolation exercises. The introduction of machines only mimicked these free weighted compound and isolation exercises.
Some of the greatest female and male physiques of all time were built using these proven free weight exercises and their machine counterparts.
However, in the last 10 years we have seen the number of exercises “invented” doubled, if not tripled. Some of the new machines deserve kudos and I will nominate the belt squat as one of these. But the majority of new training techniques are marketing garbage. These are aimed at influencing young gym goers who are looking for the quick fix and the quick results.
Don’t change for the sake of change. There are 100 years of solid evidence that the original training methods are very effective, as evidenced by the physiques produced. Science & research has not evolved that rapidly to suddenly develop an expansive raft of new effective training techniques.
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Your author, Ken Ross is a current competitive natural bodybuilder with INBA PNBA Global. In 2007, Ken started at ground zero mentally and physically. Ken has now competed in 138 INBA PNBA Global competitions, is the world record holder for INBA competitions, is a PNBA Pro Bodybuilder, is in the INBA Hall of Fame, is the INBA PNBA Global World Ambassador, is the INBA PNBA Global New Zealand President. has created 29 INBA PNBA Global Olympia, Universe or World Champions, and Ken also coaches athletes globally for natural bodybuilding competitions.
Founding Director of FLEXR6 Fitness Solutions and a natural bodybuilder for 37 years. Ken is based in Australia and currently competes at the international level. Ken is a current PNBA Pro, INBA Hall of Fame Inductee, INBA PNBA Global New Zealand President, INBA World Ambassador, multiple Asia Pacific, Natural Universe & Natural Olympia gold medallist, Competition Preparation Coach, writer for Iron Man Magazine and has competed in 138 INBA shows! Ken is also a qualified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach. Read more about Ken or get in touch via the contact form.