With the New Year having just passed, the January rush at gyms and fitness centers has commenced. It’s always a wonder why, come February, these new gymgoers empty back out even though their credit cards are still being charged $19.99 per month, month after month after month…
Bodybuilding & gaining muscle
If you plan to get buff in this New Year, bodybuilding and gaining muscles will be the best option for you to follow. You can hire a personal trainer to help you get into a training program for bodybuilding and gaining muscle, but make sure that you are choosing a trainer who knows what they are doing. Training for bodybuilding and gaining muscle and training for losing weight requires different workout regimes. Your personal trainer needs to be aware of this.
Alrighty“let’s see if I got the daily routine straight. Sally decides to start a new fitness routine, start eating better, joins a gym and gets a subscription to some of the latest fitness magazines“good start for you Sally!!
So, Sally gets up every morning and makes a protein shake. Why, she doesn’t know. She thinks she read somewhere that you are supposed to do that. A few hours later Sally is feeling a little hungry so grabs a protein bar from her purse“her friend eats protein bars so this must be the right thing to do right?
If you’re a guy in the gym working with weights, not only are you probably trying to lose some fat, but also gain some muscle.This article discusses the mechanisms of how muscles grow, plus why most women won’t gain large amounts of muscle when working with weights.
So the other day I ran through the basics of a solid resistance training plan to include in your training arsenal IF your goal is to lose weight and gain lean body mass. If you read my last blog then you learned about phases 1 and 2; Stabilization Endurance and Strength Endurance. Today, we’ll take a look at Phase 3 (Hypertrophy) and Phase 4 (Maximal Strength)