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Workout Less and Build More Muscle Mass by Compounding Your Exercises

Sep 1, 2008
When it comes to increasing your overall muscle mass and tone up your body, it is important that your technique includes a lot of compound exercises, rather than exercises that restrict you and are isolated to a single joint movement. What this could mean is that many exercise machines found in many gyms may not be the best way to work out if you are just starting to develop your personal fitness plan.

Calisthenics are a common and effective way to get started. This can include a variety of exercises using your own body weight and repetitive motions that stimulate several muscle groups and include multiple joint movements. You can often find many pieces of furniture around the home can help you exercising utilising your own body weight. Just a word of warning, think it through first, to make sure things will not tip over and cause injury to the person exercising or anybody else in close proximity. Safety goes hand in hand with health. This approach encompasses a broad range of options, so you can surely find a technique that suits you and you will enjoy.

Sit ups, push ups and squats are included, they exercise multiple muscles at once. However, you do not have to limit yourself to these age old techniques if you find them boring. You can also try one of the large varieties of Dance, Pilates, Gymnastics or Martial Arts techniques, as well as a variety sports such as Squash, Tennis or Badminton.

Free weights can be very effective, more so than machines because you have to work to balance the weight yourself rather than letting a machine do the balancing for you. This technique is also less likely to cause an injury, it uses more natural movement patterns. If you prefer to do your workout in your home, free weights take a lot less space than fitness machines and there is so much you can do with just a barbell.

Use isolated exercises, like bicep curls, only in small increments at first. It is more important to increase your total muscle and strengthen you entire body before concentrating your time and effort on just one or two muscles. Remember that your muscle increases as you rest rather than during your workout, so do not forget to rest up in between.

Many fitness experts claim that following a strict diet plan can inhibit your muscle growth, so they recommend eating more often. However, there are lesser known secrets to tone and build your body quickly even if you do not want to eat as much as some trainers recommend.
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