When you wake up one morning, and you have decided to make some changes in the way you look, feel and the way you see yourself, that’s the first step of your fitness program.
Fitness is one of the biggest choices you’ll make in your life. It takes a lot of consistency in your system in order to build muscle mass and fulfill your goals. Do not be intimidated that fitness isn’t an overnight thing. Strive every single day!
Now that you are equipped with the motivation, dedication, perseverance and the rest of the intangibles. Let’s go into the details and planning.
How to Gain Muscle Mass Fast
First of all, know your body type. There are three types:
1.Ectomorph: This body type is consist of lean muscles. They are commonly skinny and tall. Muscle gain is quite difficult for them compared to the other two body types.
2.Endomorph: This body type is the largest of the three. They have the highest percentage of body fat.
3.Mesomorph: This body type has the most responsive muscle building cells. They are well-built and muscular.
Knowing your body type is essential when choosing the fitness and diet program.
It will serve as a guide in order to maximize your efforts. This goes as well with weighing in and then register your weight and body mass index (BMI) on day 1.
Seeing progress have psychological effects. It makes you go for more. It keeps you hungry for strength and muscle development and even before your eyes, you’re unconsciously boosting up your self-esteem and confidence.
Fitness is not just about developing the body you had from yesterday. Fitness goes a long way in one’s body. This includes mental and emotional development that improves your intellectual and social skills as well as managing your emotions.
Muscle Building Techniques
There are a lot of sets of workouts out there. The internet has a lot to offer as well as your coaches or trainers. It is important that you and your coach knows exactly what your goals are.
Lifting weights are the best option an individual can have. However, most beginners commit errors such as working only on the “mirror-muscles.” These muscles are the ones that can be seen in the mirror. You see, each muscle group has to move and develop during fitness programs. Give significant time developing muscles in your legs, shoulders, and back.
For some heavy lifters and on the rush for progress, they use substances such as shots of vitamins, steroids, and clembuterol. These act as boosters in developing those muscle fibers and increases your metabolism rate. Taking these substances requires discipline and a lot of responsibility.
Individuals that take substances mentioned above, has to observe several disciplines in order to maintain a healthy body and prevent future complications. One of the most important is to double the regular fluid intake required each day for cleansing and hydration purposes.
How Much Should I Eat to Build Muscle
Eating the right kind of food is like filling up your car with the right kind of gasoline. Foods that are indicated in the “GROW” category are muscle builders with higher fiber and protein.
For optimum results, a person has to supply for his body 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight each day. Fish and chicken breasts are the most popular source of protein.
Healthy diet and exercise are the bread and butter of fitness. Build muscle mass with sufficient amount of protein and hit the gym and pump those muscle fibers. Circuit training and TRX can also be an alternative for weight lifting when you’re tired of pumping iron. These two are also good cardio exercises that burn fat.
Fitness and muscle building saved a lot of lives. It gets people from depression to cloud nine. It affects one’s lifestyle and improves their views in life. People that are fit tend to be happier and productive and not just that, they were able to influence their colleagues and other family members. Its not really about boasting your beefed-up biceps and six-packed abs. A healthy person that lives a healthy life does more than just living; they get to maximize their purpose in life.