If you’re currently attending the gym, there is probably one question, and that is how to build muscle. Today we’re going to explain it for you. Better still, we’re going to teach your the rules to a firmer physique. Stick to these and you will not go wrong.
Better still, we’re going to teach you in a way that you can actually understand everything!
As a fitness instructor I think that the number one problem in the fitness business is poor communication. For some strange reason, many trainers feel they need to give themselves a pat on the back for their knowledge by needlessly making fitness out to be some kind of rocket science. By over complicating every little detail they lose their clients in the shuffle and the fact is they cannot get results because they don’t know what their trainer is talking about half the time. In today’s article you’ll get no jargon, enjoy it.
So if you’re goal is to pack on lean size you’re in the right place. The following rules will help you.
The first rule is sleep. If you fail to get enough sleep you’ll be holding yourself back without even realizing it. That’s the thing with these rules, they’re a lot simpler than you think. Many of them, including this rule, are things you can literally correct right now. Try to get around eight hours of sleep each night whenever possible.
Once that is in check you can move onto the next step which, again, has nothing to do with the gym itself. Now we focus on rest. The importance of rest cannot be understated, therefore it is highly recommended that you make sure to let your body rest when training for size and strength. Days off are just as important as training days.
By the time you actually hit the gym you’ll already be on your way to improving your results if you apply the first two rules. When you get to the gym you need to lose the silly approach of not really focusing on any particular type of training. In order to enjoy maximum hypertrophy (growth) you need to aim for eight-to-twelve repetitions in order to get best results. It’s a system you cannot go wrong with.
When it comes to the exercises, too, you should have your strength and size goal firmly in your mind as you write out your exercise program. By putting more emphasis on large compound movements you will enjoy greater results. This is because the larger exercises such as deadlift and squat recruit more muscle fibres than small isolation movements like lateral raises. Keep this in mind as you write your program out.
The main area where people go wrong, guys in particular, is their diet. That’s correct, you need to diet even when you want to get bigger! Drinking a protein shake after your workout is great but you need to watch what you eat outside of the gym, too. You don’t want to put fat on, remember, and in order to keep your gains lean you’ll need to focus on quality food.
If you’ve been sat there wondering how to build muscle and finding that every time you try to find the answer you get lost in the conflicting advice and confusion which is prominent in the fitness world you now have the basic rules to success. These rules will help you to reach your goals and, better still, you didn’t have to pay a personal trainer!