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How to Build Muscle

Nowadays A LOT of guys (and even girls too) are going crazy trying to get a well-muscled body. I mean common, don’t you want to be the kind of guy, when you take off your shirt at the beach, the girls practically drool over you? Well I’m here to tell you that getting a body that Bruce Lee himself (Bless His Soul) would have been proud of, is very, very, possible and I’m gonna show you how to do it.

First of all building muscle fast really isn’t all that difficult, but it does require you to have a laid-down bodybuilding plan, I mean, you don’t just decide today that you want to get a buff body, then rush into the gym tomorrow and start lifting Every single dumbell, you can lay your hands on, try that method, and not only will you be wasting your time, you might also give yourself some serious injury.

So what am I talking about, when I say having a bodybuilding plan (sort of a battle strategy) in hand before you get started in bodybuilding. Well, would you dream of going on a vacation with no idea where you are going, or how you are going to get there, lets say you meet someone at the airport and he asks you where you are going, and you respond with . . . huh? Same thing with building muscle, see, you’ve gotta decide which parts of your body, and what kind of muscle building workout techniques you are going to focus on. Are you mainly interested in upper-body strength? Is physical attractiveness going to be the sole purpose of your workouts, or are you a fitness buff, so becoming physical fit (and I’m talking “Extreme Fitness”) is also one of your goals.

Good, now that you’ve decided on the reason you want to get started on bodybuilding, you need to ask yourself, or search online for the exact kind of workouts that are specifically designed for that particular goal you have in mind, as an example, lets say building an Arnold Schwarzenegger-Like Chest and Arms is your main goal, and instead of focusing on Bench-Pressing Obssessivelly, you take up jogging! I’m being flip, but you get the point.

Now if your main aim is to get the kind of arms and shoulders that would make Dolph Lundgren proud, I’m going to share a few pointers with you.

Tip 1) – Over Lift (aka Lifting Heavy) – One of the most important things, you’ve got to remember is to apply an overloading stimulus to your muscles, without doing this, your body will have no reason to convert all that extra calories into pure muscle, and you might end-up gaining a whole lot of body fat, which if I’m correct is most certainly NOT what you’re interested in getting.

Tip 2) – This might sound strange but EAT MORE – One of the most common mistakes newbies to bodybuilding make when they enter a bulking period is, the minute they can no longer see their abs, they swear themselves off food, out of fear that they are “getting fat”, and they end-up impeding their muscle gain progress.

Tip 3) – Take in WAY More t Than You Currently Do – Forget about what the weight loss junkies say, eat as much calorie-rich foods as you can, of course I’m NOT telling you to go and overload on fat-rich foods, but try eating foods that while STILL healthy are a bit more packed with calories than the ones you are normally used to.

Tip 4) – Rest! – All stress, and No rest gets your Muscles Burnt-out – Almost as important as working out obsessively is resting your muscles after EACH workout session. Remember that Bodybuilding progress actually comes when you are resting, by resting, you give your muscles the opportunity to come back into the next workout stronger.

Well then guys (and girls too) there you have it, a quick tip list to help give you the body of your dreams, now don’t get me wrong, there is FAR more to building muscles than I could cover in this short article, but I’ve given you the basic tips you need to get started.

If you want to learn more bodybuilding tips and tricks, well there are NUMEROUS articles right here on Associated Content to help you, just do a quick search around AC for any particular Bodybuilding Topic you are interested in, and you’ll see Lots of useful articles to help you. Finally, Don’t wait, and don’t give any excuses, get started RIGHT NOW on building that movie-star body.

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The Best Bodyweight Workout Routine

In a recent article I talked about a body weight workout routine that I personally made and use continually.  But I also want to show you’re a couple more that I use that I think are very effective at targeting many problem areas that people face when they workout.  Some I have created and other I have found from other places around the web.  The main thing that I look for when I am looking to perform a body weight workout, is how many muscles are used and how effectively the exercises targets your muscles.  I look for workouts that invovlve the least amount of exercises, but to also help me build muscle and lose fat.  These workouts take the least time to perform, which I think everyone wants.

In my personally option body weight workouts aren’t the best option you have if you want to get the best results in fitness.  Yes, bodyweight workouts are attractive because they don’t involve you using any equipment, saving you money, but I think to get the best results in muscle building and losing fat, you need to use weights and other workout equipment.  I’m not saying that a bodyweight workout routine won’t get you results, I’m just saying that to get the fastest results, you need to use some type of equipment. 

Before I mention my workouts, I would like to mention a product that uses weights to help you gain muscle the quickest, it’s called The Muscle Mazimizer.  If you want to build serious muscle in the least time, you NEED this program.  Learn the diet you need and learn the workouts and you will succeed.

My Bodyweight Workout Routine – Three That Will Give You Results

The first one I’m going to talk about is one that I personally made and continue to use to this day.  If you are new to bodyweight workout, then I suggest you try the second workout.  This is a whole body workout so you only need to perform this two or three times a week to get the maximum results.

Workout 1

Bodyweight squat

Butt ups

Handstand push ups

Push up with feet elevated

Body tricep press

Workout 2

Jump squats

Push-ups

Pull-ups

Lunges

Dips

Two more workouts can be found here that are think are very effective

Advanced

In a recent article I talked about a body weight workout routine that I personally made and use continually.  But I also want to show you’re a couple more that I use that I think are very effective at targeting many problem areas that people face when they workout.  Some I have created and other I have found from other places around the web.  The main thing that I look for when I am looking to perform a body weight workout, is how many muscles are used and how effectively the exercises targets your muscles.  I look for workouts that invovlve the least amount of exercises, but to also help me build muscle and lose fat.  These workouts take the least time to perform, which I think everyone wants.

In my personally option body weight workouts aren’t the best option you have if you want to get the best results in fitness.  Yes, bodyweight workouts are attractive because they don’t involve you using any equipment, saving you money, but I think to get the best results in muscle building and losing fat, you need to use weights and other workout equipment.  I’m not saying that a bodyweight workout routine won’t get you results, I’m just saying that to get the fastest results, you need to use some type of equipment. 

Before I mention my workouts, I would like to mention a product that uses weights to help you gain muscle the quickest, it’s called The Muscle Mazimizer.  If you want to build serious muscle in the least time, you NEED this program.  Learn the diet you need and learn the workouts and you will succeed.

My Bodyweight Workout Routine – Three That Will Give You Results

The first one I’m going to talk about is one that I personally made and continue to use to this day.  If you are new to bodyweight workout, then I suggest you try the second workout.  This is a whole body workout so you only need to perform this two or three times a week to get the maximum results.  You can also check out this page to learn a workout that involves weights.

Workout 1

Bodyweight squat

Butt ups

Handstand push ups

Push up with feet elevated

Body tricep press

Workout 2

Jump squats

Push-ups

Pull-ups

Lunges

Dips

Two more workouts can be found below that are

think are very effective.

Advanced bodyweight workout

Basic bodyweight workout

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Natural bodybuilding is the way to looking good and feeling great without using supplements and drugs. A great taut body with pure lean muscle mass can be yours without the huge cost (both financial and physical) that comes with juiced up alternatives.

To get the results you want from natural body building you need a good basic workout and excellent technique.

A good basic workout will include all the muscle groups. Work the largest muscle groups first chest, legs, back and the smaller ones last: calves, triceps, abs. The reason for this is that the smaller muscles groups are also being worked out when you do the larger ones and you don’t want to tire them out early or over-train them so you are unable to operate at peak performance when training your larger muscle groups.

Technique is extremely important to both prevent injury and to get the most out of the time you spend in the gym. In fact you will spend less time in the gym and get better results if you pay close attention to getting your technique right.

Look in the mirror as you work out. This is not to be vain but to check that you are performing the exercise correctly so you can make adjustments if you are not. This is very important and a lot of people are too shy to do this. Also you will see your muscles working . This is the best way to encourage yourself.

7 + 2 tips for stellar results:

1. Always warm-up. Make this a rule. Do 15 minutes of stretches and 5-10 minutes of light cardio and if the temperature is cool wear a light sweatshirt. You want to keep your outer temperature warm whilst you increase your core temperature.This way you will avoid injury.

2. Aim to do each muscle group twice in one week if you are working different muscle groups on different days.

3. Variety. Always be increasing the weight or the reps or varying the way you perform the exercise slightly. Muscles have memory and you need to confuse them to get maximum growth.

4. Do compound exercises (exercises that use the supporting muscles as well as the target muscle) before isolation exercises (exercises that isolate and work only the target muscle). This will produce a more natural look to your muscle gain and help you avoid injury by warming up the muscle group properly.

5. REST. Your muscle is not being built when you work out but when you rest. So work it hard and then let it recover for great results.

6. Control. Stay in control of every rep you do. Think about the muscle you are working. Avoid quick burst movements (unless it is appropriate to the exercise) and lazy techniques.

7. Use the 30 minute window after your workout to whack back in vital minerals lost in sweating and used as fuel. This is the optimal time to drink a fluid replacement drink.

8. Listen to your body in regards to food. After your workout your body will tell you exactly what you need to eat. Listen to it.

9. ALWAYS cool down. Do the same stretches you did for the warm up but halve the time, and do some light cardio, 5-10 minutes.

Once you have a great basic routine, stick with it. There are plenty of ways to add variety to a good basic workout to keep your muscles confused and growing.

Following a natural bodybuilding workout leads to greater satisfaction and the development of a physique that builds your genetically strong areas and your weak areas in a harmonious and visually pleasing way. There are various inexpensive tools that you can use to help keep motivated.

A training diary is a great way to keep track of your weight and rep increases.You will get stronger much faster than you think and as you keep changing reps and varying the weights it can become a bit much if you try to keep it all in your head.

Personal trainers can be expensive but can be well worthwhile at different phases of your training, thus keeping your costs down. For instance at the beginning phase of embarking on your training and maybe again when you reach a plateau.

A great asset to your training is to have a training partner so you can “spot” for each other (take the control of the weights if you are unable to complete your last reps). In this way you will push each other to greater muscle gains faster. With this in mind it is advisable to choose someone within your own weight range.

Keep learning by reading information from reliable sources to keep your mind engaged and the novelty fresh.

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