If you’ve decided to take on the challenge of adding some muscle to that frame of yours you will no doubt be almost immediately bombarded with “helpful advice” from anyone and everyone that’s ever touched anything heavier than a five pound dumbbell. Be very careful who you listen to, taking most advice and information with a grain of salt. Building muscle is more than just showing up at the gym, picking up a weight or two and devouring pounds of chicken breast. Just like everything else worth having in life, achieving success with muscle building workouts takes knowledge, hard work, dedication and commitment. Acknowledging the things you’re doing right as well as those you’re doing wrong will help you get to where you want to be.
DO – Follow a detailed plan
Never underestimate the importance of employing a well mapped, detail oriented, specific navigation system. How can you possibly reach your destination if you don’t know exactly where you’re going or how to get there? The road to achieving success in your quest for a chiseled physique is no different. Set detailed, specific, crystal clear goals and instructions on how to make them a reality.
DON’T – Go Overboard
Quite often I see highly motivated individuals with good intentions take on way too much at the gym the very second they decide to embark on a physical transformation. While hard work and dedication are in fact keys to bodybuilding success, your program needs to be compatible with you experience and ability. Choose a program that will allow you to see the results you’re after without risking injury and frustration.
DO – Educate yourself on nutrition
Depending on which fitness pro you talk to, you’ll hear that diet is anywhere from seventy to ninety percent responsible for your bodybuilding success or failure. If you completely ignore the foundations of proper muscle building nutrition it really won’t matter how many reps you crank out in the barbell squat rack. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that consuming insane quantities of protein is all you need to concern yourself with. Your diet needs to be balanced, including quality protein, carbohydrate and fat in order to create a strong, hormonally balanced, efficient muscle building machine.
Check back for more muscle building Do’s and Don’ts in upcoming blogs!
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