Being Beautiful Part 2
When all is said and done about being beautiful, you should, however, contemplate on the following notes. Steve Atlas says, “Making a body beautiful should come second to an able and balanced body. A lot of beautiful bodies get injured unnecessarily because of putting beauty before function as a priority.”
Yes, you should never train for hypertrophy—building muscles in the beginning of a workout, if you intend to get stronger, for example. You will lift big weights and execute compound movements (pull-ups, clean and press, bench press, deadlifts, squats, etc.) to get stronger, but not by performing bicep and triceps exercises–triceps press downs and bicep hammer curls are a big no.
On a similar note, if you learn a new skill you will always perform that at the beginning of a workout. Muscle building would succeed that. Never reverse that.
Get functional first and then get big. However, I believe functional movements will not only build a functional fit body but also build functional muscles. That is any day better looking than a body that trains solely for hypertrophy.