By Russ Hollywood
Should women lift weights? Are supplements good or bad for you in the long-term? These are all questions which will be answered for you. Sadly, many people get so lost in all of the myths out there that they convince themselves building a better body is too confusing for them to succeed. That needn't be the case.
If your goal is to build lean muscle and obtain a toned physique you can begin by getting rid of some of the most popular fitness myths which stand in your way. These myths prevent thousands of potentially great physical specimens from reaching their goals and can be rectified very easily. [
If you don't know how to build muscle today's interview will assist you a lot.
1) Should females do resistance training?
This is a commonly asked question and dates back over 30 years. Resistance training is perfectly safe for females, but most are terrified by old myths that they will get big and bulky. Females do not have the necessary testosterone levels to achieve such growth, so fearing it doesn't make sense. If you want to get the type of body displayed by Jessica Ennis and other Olympic athletes in London last year then resistance training is crucial.
2) Are supplements vital to success?
Too many people get caught up in the hype surrounding the latest supplements and they place far too much importance on them. You'll see them in the gym after a workout, acting as if they can 'feel it going into their muscles'. They're looking for a miracle product, which does not exist. Prioritize your diet and workout program, then use supplements as an added benefit to push results further.
3) How many times per week should you workout?
Contrary to popular opinion, more does not always mean better. This is particularly true when it comes to exercise. In fact, gym newcomers should not train more than three times per week for maximum results. Those rest periods are as important as the training itself, so be careful not to neglect them. Once you feel ready to step things up try alternating onto a two day split routine, focusing on each muscle a little bit more and hitting different body parts on different days of the week.
4) Is diet crucial to success or not?
If you diet but you don't train, you will find it more difficult to lose body fat and you'll struggle to look any better. If you train but don't diet, you'll enjoy your time in the gym but never see the results your hard efforts deserve because you'll always have stubborn layers of fat covering them up. It's a partnership, not a competition. One aspect is not more important than the other.
5) What number of calories should you consume to reach your goals?
Most of us don't know whether we are eating the right amount of calories during the course of an average day. In fact, there are many people out there consuming nowhere near enough. Take your target body weight (in pounds) and multiply by 15.
At one stage or another, everybody who uses the gym hears one of the myths discussed today. Now you know the facts, leaning how to build muscle becomes an altogether more straightforward affair.
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