Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you needed to add more muscle? Well, we have all been there. In fact, in this article, I’m going to tell you guys some simple tricks that you can do to increase muscle mass. In order to even begin muscle growth, you need some form of exercise. The science behind building muscle is that by working out, you are tearing the muscle apart. From there, the body will send nutrition to repair it and enlarge it, making sure that the muscle doesn’t tear again. This process is continued over and over until you look like the Hulk. However, there are ways to increase that process of repairing, which will lead to muscle increase faster.
A lot of people think that to build muscle you have to be in the gym for 3 hours. That is not the case. The longest you should be in the gym is an hour – max. Within that hour, you want to make sure that you are getting the most intensive workout possible, while also making sure that you are taking some rest periods when they are needed, which should be about around a minute after every set you do. The reason you do not want to go past one hour is because your body will be over trained, which will decrease the time needed to repair the muscle, resulting in you not getting results as fast as everyone else. Also, make sure that you try to work out over three to five times a day, with at least one day of the week for a break.
The next thing is your eating habits, which is pretty self-explanatory. In order to repair your body, you need the proper nutrition. You want to make sure that you have a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. You also have to calculate calorie intake. Of course, everyone has different goals, so that means calorie intake will vary between people. But, to give you a reference, Zydrūnas Savickas, a 400-pound strongman, eats about 6,000 calories a day.
Protein! This ties back to my last point, but I want to make sure that I emphasize this. Protein is what builds muscle. In order to make that new muscle – you need protein. So when you are eating, do not put your taste buds first. Instead, consider protein sources, such as egg, milk, chicken, etc. Even then, you can use a protein supplement. We all do not live the same lifestyle. Sometimes our life does not give us that extra time to cook a meal. This is where protein shakes can come into play. They are easy to make, and they can give you the required protein that you need.
The last bit of this formula is sleeping. When the body is constantly moving, it is not giving the body the chance to repair that muscle because it is constantly being used. This is where resting comes into play. Whenever we sleep, the body releases chemicals that help repair and recuperate the muscle. In the end, we all have different goals and dreams of what we want our bodies to look, but by following these steps, you will see a faster increase in your muscle growth.