Muscle Building Workouts

DSC_0069If you are looking to grow muscles quickly, you’ll be surprised that it is not as difficult as you might have imagined. Lots of gym rats and bodybuilders are often upset as they attempt to grow their muscles quickly without success. You can spend many hours in the gym doing exercises and workout activities and still fail to put on the lean muscle that you wish for. The reason for this is you do not know the tricks of how to bulk up quickly. Luckily, we will cover that.

Many people want to pump up their biceps. But the truth is that many of them, regardless of the number of workouts they perform, they do not experience any changes on the size of their biceps. Why is that? Sure, you guessed it right. It is because their training methods are poor. The fitness world has developed some really good methods to pump up muscles quickly and safely.

The best method to use if you want to bulk up is weight training. What this means is that to build huge and strong biceps, you have to lift enough weight. Increasing the weight and number of sets is key. Certainly, just three sets won’t lead to the growth of your muscles. You have to make an effort and lift heavy weights in order to attain your desired results. Also, you’ll need to lift a minimum of ten reps each set.

Its important to use the right weight level so as not to hurt your form, which will not help you to reach your goal. You will want to lift weights 2-3 times a week. Giving a day of rest for your muscles in between. In order to grow, your muscles need time to repair.

Don’t Skip Stretching

gmys marion ilIncorporating stretching in your daily workouts is important to your body as well as your overall health. Here is a look at the major benefits of stretching.

To the body

One of the main benefit of stretching is to help improve flexibility of the body as well as a range of different motions. As the body ages, the muscles become tighter minimizing motions in the joints which makes movement slower making an individual susceptible to muscle strains and tissue injuries. This can hinder normal day-to-day motions such as zipping up your dress or reaching for a can at the top of the shelf.

Tight muscles also leads to poor posture. Stretching helps to ensure correct body posture by lengthening the tight muscles that pull the body away from the right position. Stretching the chest, lower back and shoulders muscles improves the overall body posture.

Stretching also increases blood and nutrients supply to the muscles which enhances speed recovery from joint and muscle injury and reduces muscle soreness.

To the mind

Similar to other types of exercises, stretching helps to calm the mind, provides a mental break and gives the body a chance to recharge.

Stretching exercises like Pilates and yoga gives you the chance to release tension mentally and physically.

Everyone can stretch regardless of flexibility or age. You should make stretching a part of your daily routine to really enjoy its benefits. Stretching does not involve huge time commitment, there are simple stretches that you can do while on the computer, watching TV, or even in bed when you wake up.