Over the years, I have seen a lot of people giving up on gym and exercising just because they don’t get the results they want. In many of those cases it is actually all of their fault. Weight lifting and building muscle is a process that needs certain dedication and has certain rules that needs to be followed.
Here are some of the top priority things that will give you the energy and motivation to build the muscles you have always wanted.
One of the things you should put on your doing list to build more muscle is drinking more water. Dehydration will work against you, so drink 8 glasses of water a day. Lots of water is necessary for proper muscle growth. Drinking lemon water, instead of drinking regular old water will also do the recovery. Lemon water also has all of the benefits you will need.
Another very important thing is the food. Shocking, right? It may seem funny to put this obvious thing on the list, but it`s really easy to overlook how important good nutrition is in the mass-building equation. Top food which will help you gain more muscle mass are eggs, tuna, whole grains, fruits and vegetables ( many bodybuilders are rigorous about their protein and complex carbohydrate consumption, but lax about eating a sufficient quantity and variety of vegetables), nuts, chicken, lean beef. Overall, the key is to focus on healthy food for your calories. Eating for muscle is just as important as lifting for muscle.
Lift progressively. As your muscles get used to the heavy load, you may need to shock them by constantly changing the weight you lift. Do more exercises such as the squats, bench press, overhead press. Progressive lifting is a sure way for your muscles to not get complacent and stop growing.
Challenge yourself with a monthly theme. Make a burpee month. Continue your regular workout routine, but challenge yourself by 1 more push-up each day, 5 more jumping jacks, or check how many burpees you can do each day.
The hardest thing actually is to start. Maybe sound unnecessary, but do your own start doing list, by writing your goals, terms and steps. The next month write down something new, that is great for motivation to start as soon as possible and to make a habit.
Try these tips and you are on your own way for building more muscle and strength.You will see the results in only a few weeks. One more thing, do not forget to rest, make sure to get eight hours of sleep.