Monday, 27 February 2012

No Nonsense Muscle Building

Why do people put so nonsense into muscle building, no nonsense muscle building is the way to building big muscles. Thats right, take the no nonsense muscle building approach and you are on to a winner straight away. By no nonsense muscle building what do we mean? Well put simply it means taking no crap and weight lifting like you are meant too.

If you are wondering what you should do to carry out no nonsense muscle building then follow the next three steps to success.

Step 1)

Ignore all the lads throwing their body’s around and not lifting correctly, you know the guys, the ones who spend ages in front of the mirror and talking like they are world class weightlifters who no more than everyone else. These guys talk nonsense and need to be ignored.

Step 2)

Get a real weight lifting routine and stick to it religiously and carry it out correctly. This means strict form even if you lift less, your muscles with strengthens more quickly and your body will not get injured. The whole point of weight lifting is keeping focussed, not missing sessions and carrying out the sessions correctly.

Step 3)

Eat well and eat right. Dont eat less, you will never get bigger if you don’t feed your muscles, but don’t eat crap either. You need to eat the right foods and a lot of them to build superior muscles. Get an understanding of your body and what it needs then feed it up, eat your greens, eat proteins and the right types of carbs.

Following this no nonsense muscle building approach you will find your muscles will increase in weeks rather than months. I have personally trained with people who have nearly doubled their strength in three months simply by following the above.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Muscle Building for Skinny Guys

Everyone is different and because of a person’s genetic make up some people find it more difficult to bulk up with muscle than others, this is especially noticeable in muscle building for skinny guys.

Skinny guys fit into the Ectomorphic Somatotype; this is being thin and tall with little to no body fat. This generally means that the skinny guy can eat a lot and never puts on weight, a plus many would think...but not when muscle building is the achievement wanted.

Although muscle building for skinny guys is harder to achieve, it is not unachievable if the right routines are followed in exercise and nutrition.

So how do you achieve muscle building for skinny guys?

First rule is not to carry out cardio too much, if at all. While walking and general everyday exercise is fine, jumping on the treadmill or rowing machine is just going to keep eating up those calories and means you wont gain weight.

Second rule is to ensure you get a good strong weightlifting workout following something like the 5x5 workout, but also ensuring you get enough rest between workouts for your body to recouperate.

The final and most important rule is to eat, eat and eat. Muscle building is all about nutrition as well as working out. If you are someone who finds it hard to put on weight when eating how are you going to bulk up muscle without building up your calorific intake. The rule of thumb is to take your weight in pounds (times your kilogram weight by 2.2 to get this figure) and times this by 16 to 18 to achieve your required calorie intake while weight training properly. For a 170 pound male (77 kg male) this means eating between 2720 – 3065 calories a day.

There is no reason that muscle building for skinny guys should be so hard, it simply needs a change in training and nutrition to achieve the required results. As you start to eat more and train hard you should start to see differences in a matter of 12 weeks.

If you are a skinny guy who is muscle building and you follow the information above and gain results please come back and post to give confidence and support to others trying to achieve muscle building for skinny guys.