Ever wished you had the physique of a body-builder but did not know how and where to start? You are at the right place. This article will equip you with the basics of building muscle mass and help you kick start your body building program.
What’s the success mantra?
A well designed training program, the right diet to promote muscle growth, and adequate rest is all you need to accomplish your goal.
Weight training is the most important factor when it comes to building muscles as you push your muscles to the point of fatigue causing tiny tears and also helping them rebuild when you are resting. You could use weights like dumbbells or weight machines, use resistance bands, or your own body resistance like push-ups and pull-ups. The key is also to do the right sets per body part and doing it right way.
Your diet must include:
Protein: The amino acids in the protein are responsible for muscle growth. You must consume one gram of protein per pound of your body weight every day. The best sources of protein are chicken, beef, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds, and beans. If you cannot get enough of these through your diet, you could try protein supplements too.
Complex carbohydrates: These provide you a steady supply of energy. Eat more of whole wheat bread, lentils, brown rice, pasta, corn, and beans.
Lots of fruits and vegetables to ensure a wholesome, nutritious and complete diet.
As much as you work hard towards your training, it is also important that you rest your muscles. Do you know that muscles grow when you are resting and not when you are working out? As you train, the muscle fibers stretch and tear and by giving it adequate rest, you are allowing your body to repair these damaged fibers, making them stronger in the process of healing. So your muscles are actually ‘working out’ when you are resting.
So, what are you waiting for? Get into great shape and let us know how you feel!
What do you think is most important to be a successful body builder? Which of these tips have you used? Share your tricks and insider tips on building muscles!