Will Supplements Help Build Muscle?

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by goldstone, May 16, 2019.

  1. goldstone


    TKF Newbie
    May 11, 2019
    One key to gaining muscle mass fast is eating a lot of food. Remember, you are not trying to diet or even lose fat right now. You are trying to gain muscle (which, by the way, will burn off the fat on its own). You are going to need to eat large amounts of calories because you need to fuel your body for the high intensity weight lifting sessions you will be doing. You need to each a lot of protein filled foods also, such as lean meats, nuts, tuna and eggs. Most bodybuilders consume at least 3,000 calories each day which they spread into 5 or 6 smaller meals. You also need to eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as good complex carbohydrates like whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, brown rice and oatmeal. Eating this way will help keep your body fueled while you are working out.

    One mistake that some bodybuilders make is that they overdo the muscle building and cannot move well. They are not flexible; they cannot tire their shoes or raise their arms over their heads. You have seen these guys at the gym, and it is kind of sad really. You want to look natural, buff and rock hard but you still need to be able to move around freely and live your life!Many people now believe that by lifting heavier weights with a shorter number of repetitions, you will actually build muscle faster since you are stressing the muscle fibers even more. Think of it this way: you can either lift a weight 25 times or 5 times, but it all depends on the heaviness of the weight itself. How do you want to make best use of your time? If you want to gain muscle mass fast, you must do the things that promote muscle development the quickest. Remember, we are talking about shorter bursts of intensity instead of long, drawn out sessions at the gym lifting the same weight 100 times.

    Now that I have covered the primary upper body core workouts. Let's talk about how you can see some muscle gains in your lower body. The following are lower core body workouts that I will probably be using in many of my suggested workout routines in the future.Squats - This is the primary lower body workout (it is much like the bench press of the lower body). Squats work out your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and back. The squats are probably one of the hardest exercises that you will do. To be honest, I hate doing squats myself. But while I hate doing them, I know that they are very important to building muscle mass, so I just suck it up and move through them. I am going to show you a few workout routines that I have personally used that did not require squats. At the same time, if there is a routine that requires you to do squats, I would definitely discourage you from simply skipping the exercise altogether.

    Deadlift - This workout is pretty simple, you just lift the weight. This is a great workout for the legs and back, but there are some downsides. First off, it is imperative that you perform this exercise correctly with correct form. If you are ever getting lazy or feel that you are having an off day, simply skip this exercise and do something else for your back. The deadlift can do serious injury to your back if you perform it incorrectly. I will go over the properPower clean or clean and jerk - This exercise is a true test of strength for your entire body. It basically incorporates the deadlift, squat and shoulder press. This is an exercise that I don't put in most of my workouts, mostly because it is too hard to do. You often see it performed in the Olympics. The exercise involves starting with the bar on the ground (with weight), deadlifting it up to the neck. You are then supposed to lift it over your head. Some people go as far as lowering it to the back of their neck and doing a squat before reversing the process. Some people do this and then just drop it at the when they put their arms up for a second or two. This is a workout for somebody who is advanced, and I wouldn't recommend it for those just looking to gain a few pounds of muscle.