Strong lean muscles that we can flex are a dream of most folks, although some do admittedly take it farther than the rest of us. Yet, in addition to looking great and feeling super sexy and confident, having a robust muscle group is a secret to good health now and well into the future. Keep reading for a number of simple ways you can start helping your muscles grow.
When you do an exercise session for lifting weights and resistance machines, start with dumbbells, then move to barbells and then conclude with machines. There is reason to this order. Dumbbells are going to be most effective when you have the most energy and motor control, which is the start of your workout. Barbells need slightly less power and dexterity, and then machines are going to be the safest and least coordination challenging at the end of your workout when you are winding down and wiped out.
Your lifting and resistance sessions should be kept under an hour. They need to go more than twenty minutes, just in order for you to spend time in the real energy zone where your body is running optimally, but after sixty minutes, you are going to start shutting down and crashing. This is both dangerous for the exercise, and just makes them ineffective, as you are now tearing yourself up more than you are bulking up.
Drink lots and lots of water. Your body relies on sweat to release the excess heat that you are generating. Also, your internal chemistry needs the fluids to deliver critical nutrients to their destination cells as well being able to flush out waste and toxins through urine and the aforementioned sweat.
Try to stay away from taking pills of any kind right after your workout. Do not disrupt your body chemistry immediately with anything other than natural drink and food. As soon as you are done working out, the recovery phase begins, and this is when your muscles actually build themselves up. Sleep enough hours at night and try to have forty eight hour intervals between workouts.
Make sure that your moments immediately following your workout include eating carbohydrates. If you do not replenish your body’s energy directly with carbs, your systems will use protein instead. You want your digested and stored proteins going to tissue regeneration to build up your muscles.
Since you are stuck with a maximum of three or four one-hour workouts per week, you have the safe confined space and regularity to start picking up your pace. Since you are protecting yourself with your schedule, you have the freedom to start increasing the intensity of your workouts in ways that you feel are within reach.
Follow the ideas in this article, and you can start building your muscles bigger than ever before. Stick with the schedule both to protect yourself and to get the maximum results from your workouts. When you consider that resting phases are part of the process, you are in fact growing your muscles all the time!