How To Use Your Own Body Weight To Build Muscle Mass
Building muscle mass naturally takes a lot of sacrifice and time. When I first began, I had to learn which food I should avoid eating and which exercises I needed to do and the number of reps that was needed to help me build muscle. I wrote this to help you understand how to reach your fitness goals using the methods I learned from the leading experts.
During each of my workout session, I followed guidelines that were set by the experts. For example, during my strength training exercises, whether I was using my own body’s resistance or weights, each repetition was done slowly. When you lift quickly, you are using momentum to lift the weights instead of your own body strength, which is needed to build muscle.
A lot of people find that it is harder to exercise slower, which is the point of strength training. During your weight lifting or resistance training, you should isolate each muscle group to get the most out of your workouts.
Observing proper movements during your workouts is another important thing that should be done. The experts say that if you do not use proper posture and positioning during your exercise increases the risk of injury.
Did you know that taking a day off in between your workouts will improve the effectiveness of your weight lifting? Your muscles recover and grow during rest. What this means is that you should know your limits and never push yourself. I have found that strength training for two to three days each week will maximize your strength training workouts and will give you amazing results. Also, you should never do more than 90 minutes of cardio. Cardio builds lean muscle instead of bulk. Cardio routines can hinder your hard work and get you lean rather than helping you to build muscle mass.
You are what you eat and this is especially true when you are trying to build muscle mass. I researched foods that are recommended by muscle enthusiasts. These foods include sunflower seeds that are high in protein. Another food that is rich in protein and omega 3 fatty acids is mackerel. Finally, pineapple is great to enjoy post-workout as it contains bromelain which contains anti-inflammatory properties to help your muscles heal faster.
Olive is filled with monounsaturated fats. These fats help prevent muscle breakdown and protect your joints from injury. Another option is eggs. They are affordable, filled with vitamin D and are a great source of protein. Finally, eggs contain fat that is essential to the body.
I also recommend enjoying whole organic milk as it will provide you with both protein and fat that is needed to build muscle. Yogurt contains live cultures which aid in digestion and provides your body with beneficial bacteria. Eating ginger can help relieve muscle pains and provide anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent and relieve muscle pain. I also recommend enjoying almond nut butter, red peppers, turkey and papayas.
If you are looking for ways to build muscle mass naturally, use the information listed above and ignore the fads and gadgets that will just distract you or slow down your progress!