Are you the type of person who practically lives in the gym, and rather exchange trips with the family or socializing with friends to take a day and commit to a solid work out? Then you are officially addicted to the gym. This is not at all a bad thing, in fact, since you are addicted to the gym, working out is like breathing fresh air for you, you cannot breathe without it. You work out religiously everyday and have developed that habit of going practically everyday, which is good.
There are actually a lot of ways and techniques that you can build muscle naturally without the help of medication or supplements that can sometimes be harmful to the body. With the proper food intake and the right amount of hard work you put into constructing your work out for the day, you will be at tiptop shape quicker than you think.
Here are some quick facts about building muscle, and how you can do this naturally:
- Lift weights that are twice your size – Have you ever heard that saying, that when you lift weights twice your size, you eventually grow a pound or two of muscle? This is generally what some women will be worried about when they are trying to loose weight but gain muscle. Since the weights are heavy, they will end up having bulkier arms and legs from lifting really heavy weights. In general, if you are aiming to hit a certain size, developing muscle is as easy as adding a few extra pounds to your daily routines. The body reacts this way, because muscles are stressed and that is what we want. The more stress on your muscles, the more positive the results. But always remember to switch up your work outs, because your body can get used to the same thing, once the body gets used to the same work out every single day, it will no longer develop stress in the muscle, since your body is starting to get used to the idea of heavy weights. You can experiment with the repetitions and the amount of sets in each work out, so as not to reach the work out plateau.
- Protein is an important food ingredient – Protein is very important, as this is usually what is used to maintain developing muscles. The correct amount of protein in one day should be at least one gram per pound of your body weight. In general, if you want to achieve faster results, it is always advisable to spread out the amount of protein you eat per day. Recommended food would be: Lean red meat: steaks usually. Fish, Chicken, eggs, and etc. These are all very rich in protein, but be careful not to eat so much as this could lead to some minor health issues. It is always important to maintain a healthy balance between meals, so as not to go overboard.
- Manage your stress appropriately – Stress is never good for anybody. For a body builder, stress may be good for the muscles, but emotional stress isn’t. When stressed, it may be a good idea to channel this into your work out so as not to derail your progress. Stress can become a huge set back when it comes to development of muscles, as this can disrupt your muscles from relaxing and growing. Some causes of these could be vices like: drinking excessively, smoking excessively, lack of sleep, arguing, negative thoughts, work pressure and etc. These can all cause high blood pressure, which will prevent blood flow to various parts of your body.