Build Muscle: Strength Lessons from Milo of Croton
famous wrestler from 6th century,Milo of Croton, was known for his unbelievable
strength and unique way of training. He admired the Greco wrestlers in Croton
and from his childhood he decided to become wrestler.
He won six gold medals in a row in wrestling champion at the
Ancient Olympic Games. He won many athletic festivals of ancient Greece. He was
also awarded the title “Periodonik?s”
meaning ‘the grand slams’ for five times.
himself very cleverly and progressively.
is how to build muscles and increase strength like him?
There is a
story about the training of Milo of Croton.
Instructions to build Muscle like
very easy and significant weight training method.
Milo’s house an infant calf was born. The wrestler chose to lift the little
creature up and lift it on his shoulders. He practiced this exercise for four
years and raised a calf to bull on his shoulders. Every day calf was growing up
and so as his strength. It is said that he was the strongest man in Greece and
who can lift the bull easily. The main technique or idea is within this story.
start with light weights
He did not try to lift the bull for the
first time. He started with an infant calf. Given his wrestling ability, it is
likely this was a weight that was simple for him. This formula works for us
also, increase your weight slowly and steady.
Never miss training
body regularly is very important if you want to built muscles and strength. Think
in that way- if he thought of training with calf only twice a month or twice a
year, would be the results same? He would have developed same strength and
muscles? No, of course. The calf would have become excessively huge and Milo
would have not that huge to lift the bull. Don’t overdo anything because it may
injure you and next day you will not go for training because now you are afraid
of injuries. There is no shortcut to anything, so do everything slowly and
without skipping anything.
On every New
Year or on very emotional day we take resolutions to do things or to continue
gym regularly. But we continue it for not more than a month and we fail.
A more important
and valuable step is to begin with very small activity that is so natural you
cannot say no to it. It should be so simple and easy that you don’t feel like
missing it. Slowly increase your training and increase your strength. Do the things
that are easy to maintain and take a proper diet with it.
possible to gain muscles in week, it requires proper training, dedication and
motivation for keep going.