Yes, I know that this is primarily a weight loss focused blog, and a lot of our fan base is women who wish to be svelte and also live healthily. I’m totally aware of that and the analytics have been saying the same thing. However, once in a while we have to include an article for those who wish to gain mass. If this does not include you, read this article anyway – it’ll be worth it in the end.
Maybe you want to build up your muscles for your health, or maybe you just want to look good – there’s nothing wrong with that. Whatever your reason, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it. The truth is that any kind of mass building program is beneficial to your heart as well as to your muscles.
If you’re trying to build up your muscles, there are particular muscle building workouts that are designed specifically to help you. In order to increase the size of muscle, the muscle must be stimulated. There are no two ways about this. One way of providing the stimulation your muscles need is to exercise in such a way that your muscles will grow in size.
A muscle building tip that has helped many to attain their goal is to begin training with free weights. Strength and resistance exercise will also help by motivating your muscles to develop. A workout routine of lifting weights combined with strength training exercises will begin to gradually bulk up your muscles. If you are a beginner, you will want to start out with lighter free weights and slowly increase the amount of weight you lift and the number of repetitions you perform.
Free weight training along with strength and resistance training will gradually help your body develop muscle. You can use this muscle building tip to your advantage if you remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your muscles won’t be built in a day either. Building muscle is a slow process, but perseverance is the keyword to success. Anyone who has gone through the process of building up their muscles will confirm that they have been discouraged by the apparent lack of progress, but eventually they reached and maintained their goal.
Mass building workouts along with strength training will further enhance your chances of success in building muscle. Bench presses, pull-ups, push-ups, squats, and/or other exercises that target specific muscles are very effective in building muscle. It is important that you rest in between muscle building workouts to allow your muscles time to recover.
Here is one thing we often overlook – muscle spasms. A muscle spasm occurs when a voluntary muscle (those you can control) bunches up and tightens. Muscle spasms can occur for several reasons or no reason at all, with the result being a painful muscle contraction, or muscle spasm. Muscle spasms can sometimes be relieved by resting the muscle, massaging it or by moving around. The best way to avoid these painful spasms is to do proper warm-up exercises, and let your muscles rest in between workouts.
Alright, here comes the most important paragraph of this whole article. Did you notice that what was written seems a bit familiar? It is not different from the plan stated in the Lifelong Fitness Blueprint, and also not different from women-centred workouts. Why is this the case? It is because women’s workouts should also centre on building muscle.
That means I have to say this one more time – women generally won’t look massive just by doing strength training. Your hormones just aren’t tuned that way. Instead, you will end up with a toned, svelte look. Women who body-build actually need to put a lot of time and effort into their craft, and eat a huge amount of calories from appropriate foods. It doesn’t just come naturally.
So yes, if you haven’t already, grab a copy of the Lifelong Fitness Blueprint. This book, written by us a few years ago, focuses on the “exercise” element of healthy living. Better still, get it as part of an entire package known as the Granite Fitness Masterclass to super-charge your success. Ps, if bodybuilding is your goal, our other resources will be better for you. Cheers!
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