Building monster muscle size is actually pretty easy. Body builders make it look tough by posting their workout routines online and in magazines. But in reality, you will just hurt yourself if you try to jump in doing what they do. They didn’t start out there. They started out just like you, learning how to lift weights and do bodyweight exercises, and starting with a brand new strength training regimen.
Your first step to building muscle size is to learn how to do strength training exercises correctly. You should practice free weight exercises with an empty bar until you have your form down. Focus on exercises that work multiple muscle groups at one time. As you get into shape, you will be able to increase the amount of time you spend working out. But in the beginning, you’ll have to work your way up in workout frequency, intensity and duration. The shorter your workout, the more important it is to work multiple muscle groups with compound exercises.
You should also make sure that you learn exercises to train your legs, not just your arms. Squats are the best full body workout you can get when you’re starting out in strength training. You’ll build muscle size in your arms and legs, as well as your abdomen, back, shoulders, and glutes. But learn how to do them correctly before adding weight to the mix or you could seriously injure yourself.
Stay away from exercise machines. They do not allow for natural movement, cannot be used at home, and actually make weight training more difficult without producing better results. Take the time to learn how to do bodyweight exercises correctly as well. You may be surprised at what you don’t know.
Once you know what you’re doing you can start working out in earnest. Add weight a little bit at a time to your free weight exercises. Gradually build up weight until you feel the burn without feeling like your arms are going to fall off. Listen to your body to know when enough is enough, then stay at that weight until it becomes too easy. Don’t try to add too much weight too quickly, or you’ll risk injury.
One thing you absolutely must keep in mind is that muscle size actually increases during periods of recovery. Exercise breaks down the muscle, and recovery time builds it back up again bigger and stronger than it was before the exercise. A lot of people are unaware of this, and try to lift weights every day without recovery time. Recovery is even more important when you are just starting out. You should only work out about three days a week as a beginner, with recovery days in between workout days.
Keep in mind also that recovery and building muscle size requires more than just resting on your rest day. It also requires that you provide your body with what it needs to build up that muscle. This means staying hydrated and drinking lots of water as well as eating a lot of protein. Getting enough calories per day is important for muscle recovery, and the amino acids in the proteins are necessary for creating muscle mass.
If you follow this type of regimen, you will see definite results in about two months. Continue the regimen by gradually adding more weight, and you will have the defined muscles that you are looking for before you know it.
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