Tips for Muscle Growth
Tip 1: Being able to concentrate is critical. Turn your phone off and get focused on the goal!
This may seem like a forgone conclusion, but many people allow themselves to be distracted during training. Eliminate distractions, being goal oriented, getting the results you desire. More attainable without distractions.
Tip 2: Warm up before stretching.
Getting a good sweat, a primary focus at the beginning of workout. Don’t stretch muscles while cold. You risk tearing your muscles. A piece of cardio equipment and 12 minutes is enough time to get your heart rate up and start sweating.
Tip 3: Stretch the large group of muscles before and during your training.
Avoid injury is absolutely paramount during training. Continue to stretch during your workout prevents muscle damage.
Tip 4: Utilize the pyramid system.
Lifting heavy weight right out the gate is a good way to injure yourself. The pyramid system, ideal because it preps your muscles for the bigger lifts as you make your way through the workout.
Tip 5: Stay hydrated!
Keeping the body fueled is of the utmost importance. Whether its water or BCAA’s between
sets, keep muscles hydrated.
Tip 6: Be conscious of your time.
You don’t want to rest too long in between sets. Certainly, not long enough to have time to chat with friends. Don’t weaken your focus. No more than a minute or two between sets.
Tip 7: Pick the correct training split.
At the beginner level, train the entire body. Breaking it up for two days. Cycle the routine two days on, one day off. When advancing in experience, increase the routine to three days on and two days off.
Tip 8: Proper form is fundamentally important.
Always aim for an excellent execution. Lifting with poor form can lead to muscle imbalances. Imbalances throw off your technique.
Tip 9: Overload your muscles.
In order to condition your muscles, expose them to stress of resistance. Force your muscle to overload with an increase of work volume by being conscious of the number of increases in resistance. Check your ego at the door. Don’t lift weights, stimulate your muscles to grow. Primary focus, not about lifting weights, but more so stimulating the muscle. Contracting the muscle at the eccentric portion of the lift is primary focus.
Tip 10: Don’t forget to breathe.
Breathing can give you energy during your lifts. Breathing, a primary focus. The right way is to exhale on the concentric part of the muscle contraction. Inhale on the eccentric.
Remember, focusing on the goal at hand will always get you to where you need to go. Buy utilizing these tips, you can ensure you’ll see consistent improvement with every training session.