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How to gain, bigger, better muscles?!

Updated on December 8, 2013

It is important to gain as much knowledge as possible about the best ways to build muscle, if you hope to reach your goals. No matter how old you are, or how in shape you are, It is NEVER too late to get into shape and improve your fitness.

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A lot of people fail to use the proper technique when working out. Most people are focusing on speed rather than technique. Performing your workouts slower takes more control and more absolute strength, slowing things down when strength training will give you far better results than quickly turning out sets in a form that isn't quite right.

Never work out for longer than an hour at a time. Your body will begin to produce a chemical by the name of cortisol, a stress hormone, if you exceed an hour long workout. Cortisol may block testosterone and puts to waste any of your efforts to build muscle. Cortisol has also been known to cause weight gain, which will then lead your muscle building efforts into a dead end, and they will be futile.

Building muscle is a long term commitment. It is absolutely vital, when increasing muscle mass, to constantly find ways to motivate yourself. A great way to do this is to consistantly set short term goals for yourself, that you will meet and exceed, and repeat with a new goal. You can even come up with rewards for yourself that will help you in your muscle building expedition. Reward yourself with a massage once in a while after a hard days working out. Massages are great for improving blood flow, and helping your body and muscles recover after a day at the gym.

Calories and carbohydrates are your friends when you are aiming to build a bigger muscle mass. The reason being, is that carbohydrates and calories are both fuel for your body. Make sure you are consuming the correct amount of calories in a single day while you are training. There is an app on the android and Iphone marketplaces called "MyFitnessPal" This app records your weight, calories burned, calories consumed, during the day as long as you keep up with it and can even tell you an estimated weight if you keep on track. It is a great tool in keeping up with diet and exercise, check it out for yourself! (It becomes addictive after a while!)

A solid, and effective muscle building or muscle bulking routine should prioritize strength above everything else. You will be able to increase the amount of weight you will be able to lift over time. When you first are starting out, you should see a 5% increase in the amount you can lift every other gym session. If you are unable to comfortably make these muscle performance improvements, you will need to look over the things you may be doing wrong. If you are finding yourself feeling more fatigued after a normal fitness routine, you might have given yourself just a little too short of a recovery time period. Recovery periods are vital because they allow your muscles to rebuild and become even stronger.

When increasing muscle mass, make sure you are watching the calorie intake that you are ingesting every day. A bad diet can lead you to grow heavier in terms of fat, over muscle. So make sure you are eating in a healthier bracket, opposed to unhealthy. I know this may sound like a given, but people are constantly breaking this rule, and end up eliminating up to 50% of their hard work

Building muscle and working out both have many great benefits to your over all health and life. If you are not wanting a huge bulk or to gain lots of muscle and look like the hulk, even light trips to the gym will raise your self-esteem, more strength, improve the functionality, longevity, and strength of your muscles, joints, and lungs, and blood flow through your body.

Building muscle takes a bit more than just obtaining a gym membership, you need to actually go to the gym, and use that membership. Get your money worth! You need to approach any exercise, with a positive mind set, and the most optimum manner. Even if you feel silly, ensure you are taking the time to effectively perform exercises, and are using the proper form. Ask for help if you need it, don't feel silly, other fellow gym goers will be happy to help you obtain a perfect form, they will not judge you at all, and will also allow you to build friendships!

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