There is so much confusion online surrounding information on how to build muscle that it is no surprise most fitness enthusiasts find it difficult to get anywhere near the kind of results they want to achieve. Today we will show you how to get past this confusion and generate further results in the gym.
After a few months of training you’ll already know that in order to grow you need to be consistent at the gym and you need to be focusing on your big compound lifts in order to get the most from your body. So today we’re going to look at a few tips which fitness enthusiasts tend to forget about.
The most ridiculous aspect of the health and fitness industry is the amount of conflicting advice out there. Particularly online, which is a virtual mix and match bag of completely different theories. This leads to so many people becoming incredibly lost with their fitness that they just have no clue where to start. In order to get consistent results it’s a good idea to get the basics down first. [youtube:5KFcTIpXe90;See the five step guide on [link:how to build muscle] with Personal Trainer Russ Howe PTI.;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KFcTIpXe90&feature=related]
When it comes to building programs there are a few questions which pop up a lot more than any others. Those are listed for you below…
* How many reps is best for a strength and size goal?
* What should you eat?
* How often should you train for maximum results?
You should be hitting the hypertrophy zone with your rep range. Each set should be carefully aimed at a maximum of twelve reps, this ensures you land in the perfect zone for growth. So stop with the endless sets of twenty five with light weights. If you are trying to build you don’t necessarily have to work harder, just smarter.
Once you have got used to training with your specific goal in mind and you begin to look for ways to further shake things up you won’t be short on choice. One of the best ways to do this is using techniques like strip sets, super sets and add sets. These will not only provide a great pump but will also stimulate further growth.
A big problem with many fitness enthusiasts is diet. Do you really know what you should be eating? For most people the answer is no. Don’t worry though, the basics are covered below.
Eating the right type of food will determine what type of size you add. You can’t expect to get big and stay lean if you are feasting on junk foods. Remember it’s not just about how many calories you consume, it’s also about where those calories come from.
A simple yet effective way to ensure you get the right split between protein, carbohydrate and fat is to use the 3-5-2 technique. This means 30% of your calories should come from protein sources, 50% from carbohydrate and finally 20% from fat.
Taking a day off from your training is a very important step to take. Most of us misunderstand the importance of rest days, we become slightly addicted to the feeling we get from training especially when we start seeing results. It is key to your progress that you allow your body time to recover.
If you are stuck in a rut and don’t know how to build muscle today’s article will have you moving along in leaps and bounds. Try to abide by the rules in today’s post, all of which are backed up by years of scientific studies and research, you will be able to break through any plateau.
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