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How to Build and Gain Muscle to a Leaner Body the Right Way

Jul 8, 2008
Before anyone should just decide to build muscles and straight away sign-up for a gym membership, one should really understand what muscle building is really about.

To most people, gaining or building muscle is a short term goal. What they fail to understand is that muscle building, or even gaining the body you desire is a lifestyle, and is not hard and can be accomplished. The only difference is to be in the right mindset where strength and fitness training should be long term goal oriented.

The body can be one of the biggest contributing factors to our self-confidence. It really is a beautiful gift of God. To a certain degree, how we treat out bodies and take care of ourselves depicts who we really are inside.

As a body builder, you must learn to focus on the action of building and strengthening of the body, meaning that we will try to push our bodies to their maximum potential, surpassing a higher and higher level to transform our body, into a muscular figure.

There are some guiding principles for fitness and strength which I believe that you must tackle and follow before pumping away in the gym.

1) Set Realistic Goals

You should always aim to set your goals hard but realistic. Be honest to yourself. If you think you cannot achieve it no matter what you try, you should avoid setting in the first place. If not, it will be a de-motivating factor for you. Set the goals that you think is hard but possible if you push it.

2) Always Keep A Journal

No matter what you do in life, a journal always helps in keeping track of your routine and progress. You can start by jotting down your intake of nutrition such as calories and fat you consume each day. This will help you to remind yourself and whether you are in line with your fitness program. More importantly, you should also keep a record on your progress and workouts in the gym, such as the number of reps you are doing and the scale of weights you are working out with. If your body is not progressing as you want it to be, refer back to your journal. It will tell you the answers you want.

3) Seek Advice From Others

Never be too proud to seek advice of those who has proven to do build muscle quickly and have maintained or improve their shape on a consistent basis. Sometimes, if is better and far more valuable to seek an advice from a body builder and to go through 100 books and courses. If you can afford it, you should always consult and engage a trainer for you. One of the greatest benefit is your trainer will always help you to achieve the result you want faster because they will push you to areas where you would not push yourself.

4) Warm-Ups Before Routines

Before you perform your reps and routines, have proper warm-ups exercises. You can also include stretching in your warm-up routine. These exercises will keep your body as well as limbs to be ready to perform heavier weights reps. Warm-ups and stretching will also prevent unwanted injuries such as to your joints in the long run.

5) Lift Weights That Are Right For you

The different machines and weights in the gym may be a little overwhelming for a beginner. With different weight options, beginners are always anxious to workout the heaviest one first. It is always beneficial to be patient start with the smallest weight and slowly work your way up with heavier weights. A sudden use of heavy weights that is not suitable may cause unnecessary injury.

6) Ensure The Right Methods Are Used

You must be confident and ensure the rights methods are being used during your routines of lifting weights and exercises. This is important because it will make a big difference whether you'll see results or not. There are a number of effective programs out there that can accelerate your muscle building process or as mentioned earlier, you can engage in a personal trainer to help you out.

7) Eat Right And Sleep Right

Building muscles does not come from just lifting weights in the gym. It is crucial to having to know what to eat and what not to eat. Eating healthy must also be your lifestyle. Apart from that, some body trainers can't stress enough about getting enough sleep. This is because your muscles are formed outside of the gym.

These guidelines serve purposes for body builders. You'll eventually will follow and be in line with them as you continue to build muscle as this are principles all successful body builders follow. Keep in mind that body building is a lifestyle.

It does not mean that body building or all body builders have huge biceps or huge traps. It is to maximize your potential to get in shape, be fit and healthy to attract the positive energy in your life. Keep on track, persevere and you'll be there soon enough.
About the Author
Jerold Smith is a successful body builder and has compiled information for years on proven methods to build muscle fast. Discover Proven Methods To Build Lean Muscles, Burn Fat FAST And Gain The Body You Want With Noticeable Results In 3 Weeks, Following An Easy Plan That Anybody Can Follow. Click here now => Build Muscle Methods Or visit: http://www.buildmusclemethods.com
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