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Jan 01

Top 10 Muscle Building Tips

Getting fit makes you feel superb; to get a great shape you must train with weights as well as your cardio workouts.

Evaluate

Before starting a weights plan you should evaluate your current position and goals. How much can you comfortably lift? What size is your waist? Do you want to be the next body-building champion? This is all relevent to the plan you must put together.

Keep your workouts short
Muscles respond better to short intense sessions, so does your boredom threshold and the rest of your life.

Start with compound exercises

Compound exercises will help keep your workout short and will allow your body to adapt to the rigours of weight training.

Eat well

When training with weights your body will burn up more protein as this is the building block of muscle. Six small protein rich meals a day is your goal.

Supplements

Your body will be stressed by a workoutwith weights so ensure you take supplements that aid healthy joints and bones.

Rest

Muscles grow when the body is asleep so get plenty of rest for maximum gains. It will also help you to not over train.

Use correct technique

Bad technique leads to injuries and poor gains. Take the time to get the right technique. If you’re struggling for form then the weight is too heavy.

Lower at half the speed of your lift

The lowering portion of the lift can help build the muscle so make the most of it!

Stretch and warm up

Warm muscles respond better to strength training, it will also help you to avoid injury.

Measure your progress

Keep a record of your sessions so you can see your progress and you know what weights you were lifting in your last session.

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