6 Muscle Building Facts that You Should Know
Fitness Strength Training
Fitness Strength Training is important if you want to be in shape. Unfortunately, many people think this should be a quick process or “quick fix“, and that’s not really true. Instead, it’s a slow process that’s going to take some time, but it’s absolutely do-able and you can have the body you want as long as you’re willing to work for it.
Lose fat by burning muscle
Have you heard of the promise is that you can “target” specific areas you your body to burn fat? In fact, that’s not true. Rather, you’ll burn fat over your entire body by gaining muscle when you lift weights. In addition, you’ll need to modify your diet so that your body gets proper fuel to do the types of workouts you want to. Your diet will need to be high in complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and fresh fruits and vegetables. You’ll need to significantly cut down on if not completely eliminate junk food, most alcohol (except for an occasional beer or two), and foods with high amounts of simple sugars in them.
Getting serious about fitness strength training
Remember that this is something you want to do on a regular basis, at least three to four times a week. One of the ways you can do this is to buy your own fitness strength training multigym that you can keep in a corner of your home, so that you can work out any time you want to. Having a multigym at your fingertips, basically, is going to be much easier than having to take the time to go to the gym.
Getting a good multigym to help you with your goals
There are many good multigyms on the market, if not the best for the money, is the Powerline Home Gym, the BSG10X by Body Solid. Small in stature but big on results, this gym has over 40 whole body exercises that you can do so that you can get strong from the ground up, literally. Work every major muscle group (including some you probably didn’t know you have) to become a lean, mean, muscle machine.
It’s not just the multigym, though
Okay, once you get a good multigym, you can’t just let it sit in the corner and hope it gets results for you. Instead, you’re going to have to construct a workout program for yourself that you follow regularly, three to four days a week, so that you get the muscles you want, slowly. So if you have been sedentary, take it easy. Start out with light weights and do eight to 10 reps to begin with. Your body will tell you that you need to stop when you’re tired enough that you can’t lift another rep. Pick two or three exercises to do your first day, such as bench press, leg curls, and seated row. Then, the next day, pick another three exercises to do. Do two sets of eight to 10 reps for each exercise at a weight that’s comfortable for you to lift but that completely tires muscles out so that you can’t do another lift after your last rep.
One important thing to note
You must (MUST) let muscles rest for a day or two between workouts so that you give muscles a chance to rebuild. That’s why you need to switch off muscle groups and work different parts of your body on different days. When you work out, you are actually mildly injuring your muscles; they need a chance repair and rebuild themselves between workouts, which is what makes them bigger and stronger. If you don’t give muscles a chance to rest, they won’t rebuild so that you become stronger, and you could even injure yourself.
Muscle burns fat
Finally, as you build muscle, you’re going to lose any excess body fat you have as a matter of course. Why? Because muscle burns fat. Yes, that’s right. As long as you stay on your workout track and keep it consistent, your body will find what’s a good weight for you that is muscular but not overweight. And of course, make sure you keep a good diet in mind and continue to stay away from the junk food for the most part, so that your body has the proper fuel to build itself into the kind of physique you want.