Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The Surest And Fastest Way To Build Muscle

By Emmanuel Palmer

What do you do when the weather gets warmer and clothes are getting sparser? Go to the beach of course! If you're still unsure about baring your previously indulgent physique, don't worry there's still time and definitely room, for improvement. Get a gym membership and read on to find out about the fastest way to build muscle.

So now you have a new found zest for fitness - or the rediscovered childhood trauma of being made fun of. Either way, you will get the desired results if you want it bad enough. Before we start, it is a good idea to understand the basic principle on how bodies build bigger muscle. See, progressive overload is increasing the amount of weight your body carries - it reacts by building stronger tissues which we now recognized as bigger muscles.

Consult with your personal trainer about the drills you will be doing and the weights you should be carrying. As a rule of thumb, the ideal weight load for you is the one that will enable you to continue lifting until the 8th or 12th rep without losing the correct form. A lower weight load is good enough for strength training but in muscle building we are aiming to push your body to stimulate muscle growth so aim to do at least 8 reps per set and 8 sets per target muscle group.

As you exercise, your muscle tissues get a few tears in it especially when you lift the heavier weights. To speed up the process of repairing these tissues you will need to get in as much protein as you can in your diet. Chicken, fish, lean meat, eggs, nuts, sea food and cheese are excellent, and delicious I might add, sources of protein. Know your recommended protein intake per day by multiplying your lean mass weight (total body weight less the amount of fat) by 2.75.

Experts have differing opinions on the amount of fat bodybuilders need in their diet. If you want a really big body, then include fatty food in your meals. This actually helps to increase muscle building hormones in the body. Be sure to closely watch your diet because should you ever decide to take a break from exercise without changing your diet; your weight gain will take on an unattractive appearance. Make it a point to drink at least 10-12 glasses a day especially during workouts to sustain your stamina.

And to save the best for last, one of the best tips to build bigger muscle is sleep. That's right, sleep. Resting helps in muscle development because this is the time the previously mentioned muscle tears gets fixed and mended. Sleep also stimulates blood flow to the muscle tissues, preparing it for future sessions of more pain induced workouts. If you want to speed up muscle development, get quality sleep.

So there it is - easy tips on the fastest way to build muscle. Eat a lot of good food, take plenty of fluids and get a lot of sleep. That doesn't sound too hard right? Check with your physician for any medical conditions you might have so you could avoid the necessary drills. Other than that, you are free to enjoy yourself in your workout. It is a challenging but equally satisfying experience - you will want to come back for more.

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