Doing it the Wrong Way, Getting the Wrong Weight!

Do you feel that almost everything you were doing to build muscle was dead wrong? Imagine all the time, money and efforts you have spent working out were contributing to muscle growth, the wrong way! There are a lot of muscle building errors that impedes the progress that you want. But don’t worry, like all other things in life, muscle building is also a trial and error and a learning process.

We cannot only learn from our personal experiences but as well as from the mistakes of seasoned trainers who walked before us. Below are the three biggest and worst ways to building muscles. Try to erase these mistakes from your system and you will be a notch closer to earning the beach body you’ve been waiting for.

Skipping Out On Your Cardio
Even if you are the skinniest of skinny and your goal is to achieve maximal muscle gain it is important that cardiovascular exercises are part of your program. An aerobic form of exercise plays a vital role in building muscle and has been shown to speed up recovery from weight training by transporting oxygen and blood flow to the muscles. Doing weight training is almost useless for stimulating your cardiovascular system.

The circulatory system is developed because more oxygen is pushed through your blood resulting in a greater number and size of blood vessels. Since there is a greater cardiovascular density of blood vessels, your circulatory system has more ‘supply routes’ to shuttle oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues, including muscles, and shuttle away waste products that can slow muscle growth, repair and recovery. In the end, this means you will create a more optimal environment for building muscle!

Overtraining the Biceps and Triceps
It is a common sight in gyms to see small and weak dudes spending a full hour doing every biceps and triceps exercise imaginable. They do set-after-set, week-after-week with nothing to show but the same skinny noodle arms. What they don’t know is that for maximum muscle growth and strength, the biceps and triceps require very little direct stimulation!

If you want to yield good results, try to focus the majority of your training on the large muscle groups namely chest, back, shoulders and legs. Focus on increasing the strength and size in these big muscle groups and rest assured, building muscle in your arms will become easier.

Not Focusing On Getting Stronger
“Building muscle will almost always follow if you simply focus on getting stronger, I mean getting really stronger.” Unfortunately, training to get stronger seems to no longer be a part of the average trainees’ training regime. The stronger you become the more sets and reps you will be able to lift for more specialized movements.

The better your technique, the faster the recovery provided, the longer and harder you will be able to train. By getting stronger from week to week, muscle mass will sure follow thereafter. If you really want to build muscle fast – safely and naturally, you’ll have to make sure that you’re avoiding these three common bodybuilding no-nos.

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Weight Lifting Workout Routines

Olympic-style weight lifting training.

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Basic Points to Follow in a Weight Lifting Workout Routine

A group of set or repetitive exercises that aims to grow certain muscles comprise a weight lifting workout plan. The primary thing to bear in mind before making the plan is that the exercises cannot build muscles overnight. Thus, you must create a plan that balances the stress and strain in your muscles without overworking them. In order to do this, you must follow some of the basic points in weight lifting workout. Here are some of them:

Basic Points for Weight Lifting Workout Exercises

1. Put together a plan that works out the biceps and back in the same schedule. The reason for this is that back exercises develop the back muscles and biceps at the same time.

2. Another set of muscles that you must exercise together are your chest, shoulder and triceps. Chest and shoulder exercises promote the growth of the triceps.

3. The muscle groups in both items above should comprise your upper body exercises. Another set of workout plan should be made for your lower body.

4. Your lower body exercises must target your quads, hamstring and calves. Make a plan to exercise these muscles.

5. After grouping your muscles together in your weight lifting workout plan, incorporate a schedule for your exercises. It is recommended that you perform intensive exercises at a maximum of three days every week.

6. Alternate your weight lifting exercises with aerobic exercises.

7. Schedule a rest day once a week to give your muscles time to rest and rejuvenate for another week long workout schedule. Without rest, your muscles will not grow.

8. Include your abdominal exercises in your lower body workout schedule.

Basic Points for Weight lifting workout Exercise Repetitions

9. Perform 5 sets of one type of exercise as a beginner. Do 12 repetitions in the first set, 10 in the second, 8 in the third and 6 in the fourth set.

10. While you decrease your repetitions for each set, increase the amount of weights you use.

11. Before proceeding to the last set, rest for about one minute.

12. For your fifth set, decrease the weights and perform 12 repetitions.

13. After the last set, perform 12 counts of another type of exercise for the same group of muscles.

14. Perform number 12 and 13 without taking a break.

15. Once you have finished exercising one group of your muscles, take a 2 minute break before moving on to the next exercise.

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How to Get Ripped Fast

Basic Points to Follow in a Weight training Workout Plan

Learning how to get ripped fast can be one of those things that can actually hurt you. Living in a time when we think that we need to get instant gratification, I realize that we always want results yesterday!

Even though you may want to try to get ripped of find a quick way to get six pack abs overnight, I think it is important to remember that there are the most efficient ways to build muscle and gain strength, but when we talk about getting ripped fast, it is important to give understanding to the fact that fast is relative.

Getting ripped fast is about optimizing your diet, workout, and rest routines!

For starters, lets take a look at the weight training part of any fitness program.

A group of set or repetitive exercises that aims to grow certain muscles comprise a weight lifting workout plan. The primary thing to bear in mind before making the plan is that the exercises cannot grow the muscles overnight. Thus, you must create a plan that balances the stress and strain in your muscles without overworking them. In order to do this, you must follow some of the basic points in weight lifting workout. Here are some of them:

Basic Points for Weight Lifting Exercises
1. Put together a plan that works out the biceps and back in the same schedule. The reason for this is that back exercises develop the back muscles and biceps at the same time.
2. Another set of muscles that you must exercise together are your chest, shoulder and triceps. Chest and shoulder exercises promote the growth of the triceps.
3. The muscle groups in both items above should comprise your upper body exercises. Another set of workout plan should be made for your lower body.
4. Your lower body exercises must target your quads, hamstring and calves. Make a plan to exercise these muscles.
5. After grouping your muscles together in your weight lifting workout plan, incorporate a schedule for your exercises. It is recommended that you perform intensive exercises at a maximum of three days every week.
6. Alternate your weight lifting exercises with aerobic exercises.
7. Schedule a rest day once a week to give your muscles time to rest and rejuvenate for another week long workout schedule. Without rest, your muscles will not grow.
8. Include your abdominal exercises in your lower body workout schedule.
Basic Points for Exercise Repetitions
9. Perform 5 sets of one type of exercise as a beginner. Do 12 repetitions in the first set, 10 in the second, 8 in the third and 6 in the fourth set.
10. While you decrease your repetitions for each set, increase the amount of weights you use.
11. Before proceeding to the last set, rest for about one minute.
12. For your fifth set, decrease the weights and perform 12 repetitions.
13. After the last set, perform 12 counts of another type of exercise for the same group of muscles.
14. Perform number 12 and 13 without taking a break.
15. Once you have finished exercising one group of your muscles, take a 2 minute break before moving on to the next exercise.