Top 5 Tips for Building Muscle

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Top 5 Tips for Building Muscle

Many magazines give tips on how to build muscle, and make it seem like an easy task. The truth is that gaining muscle takes time and can be very challenging. You need to be disciplined and have an understanding of how muscle development works if you want to gain a toned body.

The following tips will help you gain the body you want:

1. Weight lifting – Weight lifting is a form of anaerobic exercise that focuses on muscles instead of calorie burning. By lifting weights you cause micro-tears in your muscles, when the muscle repairs its self it is slightly bigger and stronger than before.

2. Eat Lots of Calories – this tip can be tricky and requires careful monitoring especially on the food you eat. You can eat lots of calories but you don’t have to eat excessively. Calories are still required since it will help in developing your muscles. Think of it as your fuel for a more ripped body.

3. Infrequent Training – consistent exercise is required but you don’t just focus on one part of your body. Switching between building muscle and improving your cardio is suggested by many trainers. Your Muscles need time to heal after a tough work out and therefore building different areas of muscle on different days is a good tip to gain an all-round  toned body.

4. Increase the Amount You Lift Each Time – this tip is directly related to infrequent training but it focuses on weight lifting. You have to make sure that you constantly adjust the weight you lift to build bigger muscles and improve your strength.

5. Stay Hydrated/Drink Lots of Water – when training it can easy to forget to drink. You will definitely sweat a lot during your weight lifting exercises and staying hydrated is important for a healthy body.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Nice article! The most important thing for me is a proper diet. A diet full in proteins, vegetables and foods with good fat such as mature beans, cheese, tomatos, salmon and tuna. And a lot-lot-lot water!!!

  2. A little tip, it seems that caffeine can help with muscle ache, so drinking a glass (diet) coke or a coffee after work-out is perfectly fine.

  3. In a few words there is almost everything said. All this truth, and then to have willpower. Good training everybody!!!

  4. Wow how I admire your pic!!! Is that real you? Among your 5 tips, I just do weight lifting. Will definitely try others to have such an admirable body like you.
    Cheers,
    Lori H. Jimerson from certified personal trainer.

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