Those of us with the desire to build a more muscular body can sometimes jump the gun; what I mean by that is that our enthusiasm is so great that we start without doing just a little research. In this article I will attempt to put you on the right track for planning your muscle building program in a manner conducive with your long-term goals. Do it right the first time, and be fit for life.
Use common sense when planning your muscle building program:
A lot of magazines and websites widely – though secretively – use pictures of men with physiques made that perfect with steroids. These pictures have brought about an increase in the number of people who want to build their bodies, hoping to have that kind of physique themselves. These are usually very unrealistic aims, and following the routines can lead to disappointment if you don’t heed some very basic rules of thumb.
You should automatically know that the person who is giving you muscle building advice is a quack if he plays down the role of drugs and genetics in building muscle. A lot of the movie stars you see and whose wonderful physiques you admire, have used steroids to rapidly build their bodies up. It is part of the profession for them, but you should take the healthier, safer way to have a toned physique.
The foolproof training schedules which magazines come up with every week frequently claim that you can get great results from training about five or six times in a week. You will not have the ability to recover sufficiently training five or six times every week and make any progress unless you are taking drugs or have great genes. A majority of people lose muscles rather than gaining any following this regimen. You should allow your body to rest and grow muscle by training about two or three times every week.
Planning your muscle building program for three workouts per week including muscle building resistance exercises and aerobic activity with a day of rest and recovery between will get you what you want.
Be sure to warm up, doing something similar to this: 20 reps with a light weight to help you get into the groove. Next, do a somewhat hard 12 rep second set. Choose a weight that will let you do a hard 6-10 reps, and do that in the third set, the last rep being really difficult. For any more sets, keep the weight the same, but do as many reps as you can. Follow this routine as much as you can. Substitute an exercise for something only on the occasion of an injury.
Well, above you have a couple of tips on planning for muscle building for the average person. Work hard, then rest between workouts. Beware of the hype! Use common sense and consider your own goals. Always warm-up.
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