Muscle Separation, Weight Loss & Loose Skin! – Genetic Supplements

Muscle Separation, Weight Loss & Loose Skin!

POSTED BY Dr Emma Kirke, Date :

Most people will more than likely consider physical changes in terms of weight loss, mass loss, fat loss or muscle gain. Not many will consider the tightening of the skin or the creation of muscle separation. Perhaps this is because it is more difficult, less discussed and the achievement of it as a goal is lacking in information. 

Bodybuilders are entirely committed to changing all aspects of their physiques. When they step on stage, they desire the tightest of skin with as much muscle separation as possible. Of course, the general population can take hints and tips from this sport to apply to their own lifestyles. 

Let's start with the basics. Isolation training is very effective. Working muscles individually as opposed to in groups can help hone that separation. Using different exercises to train specific muscles will also help with the tightening of the skin, you are likely to see separation changes much quicker. I am sure a lot of you will already think of body parts such as biceps, triceps and quads etc. For separation and skin tightening upper and lower body or compound exercises are too general.

If you have experienced a significant weight loss and haven’t been weight training simultaneously, it is likely you will have loose skin in certain areas. Having lost seven stone myself without being able to exercise throughout that period due to pain, I can tell you that it is something that can mentally be more harrowing than being overweight. In fact, I had occasions where I preferred my body fatter as I thought it looked less unsightly. Skin retraction is not as simple as you are lead to believe and any huge weight loss will have to overcome this as one of the issues. Having started training and lifting weights 5 or 6 days a week, I have noticed some reduction in loose skin. Loose skin and muscle separation actually go hand in hand. A tighter and firmer muscle structure will tighten skin at the same time. Without the changes in the muscle, there will not be the experience in the skin you desire.

If you’re training with this goal in mind, aim for four to five different exercises for each muscle or area you want to focus on. Sculpting the muscle in this way like a bodybuilder will be the most efficient way of reaching your desired goal.

You can also pair muscle groups for further effectiveness. For example, chest and back go well together, biceps and triceps, shoulders and abs, quads and glutes, hamstrings and calves. If a muscle needs more development, consider training them 2-3 times a week, focus on the specific contraction, form, technique and weights that challenge you to complete 12-15 reps for 5-6 sets.

Who isn’t chasing the delt cap? The aesthetic definition of a shapely arm accentuating the neck for both men and women. Here is an example shoulder session...

- Dumbbell arnold press

- Dumbbell front raise

- Dumbbell lateral raise

- Shoulder press 

- Landmine shoulder press

6 sets of 12 reps on each exercise

If you’re a beginner you will notice this making you feel sore. Use light weights and work your way up. Sculpting the shoulder in this way will increase your strength, firm up the muscles and any loose skin simultaneously.  Give it a go and let us know how you get on! 

Dr Emma Kirke