Be Prepared To Train Hard.
One of the biggest factors that
separates those who make modest gains from those who make serious
gains is their level of training intensity. In order to stimulate your
muscle fibers to their utmost potential, you must be willing to take
every set you perform in the gym to the point of muscular failure. The
point at which no further repetitions can be completed using proper
Make sure to write down your progress
In The gym from work out to work out. Your body will build muscle
because of an the response to the lifting. When you go to the gym, you
break down your muscle fibers by training with weights. Your body
senses this and will react accordingly by rebuilding the damaged
fibers larger and stronger in order to protect against any possible
injury. This will help you to make continual gains in muscle size and
strength, you must always focus on progressing in the gym from week to
week. This could mean performing one or two more reps for each
exercise or adding more weight to the bar.
Overtraining is your number one enemy
when it comes to building muscle size and strength. When most people
begin a workout program, they are stuck with the wrong routine that
more is better. They naturally assume that the more time they spend in
the gym, the better results they will achieve. When it comes to
building muscle, this is not true If you spend too much time in the
gym, you will actually take yourself farther away from your goals
rather than closer to them. Your muscles do not grow in the gym; they
grow out of the gym, while you are resting and eating. Recovery is
absolutely vital to the muscle growth process. If you don't provide
your body with the proper recovery time in between workouts, your
muscles will never have a chance to grow.
The main area where most people fail
miserably on their muscle-building mission is on the all-too important
task of proper nutrition. Training with weights is only half of the
equation! You break down your muscle fibers in the gym, but if you
don't provide your body with the proper nutrients at the proper times,
the muscle growth process will be next to impossible. You should be
eating anywhere from five to seven meals per day, spaced every two to
three hours in order to keep your body in an anabolic, muscle building
health at all times.
Each meal should be of high quality protein and complex carbohydrates.
Protein Intake, of the three major nutrients protein, carbohydrates
and fats protein is without a doubt the most important for those who
are looking to gain muscle size and strength.
Protein is found in literally every single one of the 30 trillion cells
that your body is made up of and its main role is to build and repair
body tissues. Without sufficient protein intake, it will be physically
impossible for your body to synthesize a significant amount of lean
muscle mass. A general guideline is to consume 1-1.5 grams of protein
per pound of body weight each day from high quality sources such as
fish, poultry, eggs, beef, milk, peanut butter and cottage cheese.
Increase your water intake you need to stay hydrated.
If you want a simple, easy and highly
effective way to maximize your muscle gains, drinking more water is
it. Water plays so many vital roles in the body and its importance
cannot be overstated. Remember your muscles alone are made up of
seventy percent water.
Bodybuilding is not a one hour training
session five days a week. Bodybuilding is more a philosophy of life
than a straightforward physical activity, it is an investment in your
body and your life. Bodybuilding is not about lifting weights, but
about training muscles. Bodybuilding is designed to develop the
muscles for general, sportive or corrective purposes. Bodybuilding is
more than just a sport, it is a life style. Bodybuilding is a sport
that body configuration and shape, with building mass fast.