Muscle building was originally a sport aside from its new budding frontline: a step further in health and fitness. Body builders take pride in the results they have gained through the years of hard work. But can they really fake it? To ways more than one, they can. Let us take the right, natural way to build muscles.
This is really not rocket science at all. Building muscle volume has fundamental elements that are very basic it is frustratingly simple to do. I say frustrating because we often try too hard that we entirely miss the point. We want to make it complicated believing that if we do we gain more muscles. Wrong.
First, eating the right food is key. Simply put, eat what you need and eat with maximum nutrition in mind. Why is this important? Because we want to make sure that we do not eat food that takes us steps backward (like eating fast and fried foods). We might need protein but our protein sources must also have the least amount of fat. It is in these details we build the foundation of our muscle building.
Second is the work out. Stay in the embrace of compound exercises that enables you to address critical areas of your body where muscles are best built. Exercise like squats, bench press, military press and the use of deadweights to your programs content are a few good examples. Keep also in mind the word intensity. Without it, the body would not be pushed to its limit and it will never see the necessity to build more muscles. Add in also progressive overload in the mix. If you plan to gain muscles by consistently doing 35 bench presses for the whole year every day that will not do much good. Intensity can only do so much. Have a linear progression of stress to your muscles. Raise the bar everyday if you have to.
Third is my favorite. Rest and sleep. Then sleep some more. After an intense workout, make sure not to over train by sitting in the couch doing absolutely nothing. This will give the body enough time to maintain and repair damaged muscles by your work out. When these maintenance checks are done, the muscles are stronger than before and yes, bigger. The quality of your rest intervals matters a lot!