Thursday, 26 July 2012
Five Quick Tips To Gain Muscle Mass
Some basic and advanced tips to put your body in a constant anabolic state.
1 - Attention to the negative part of the exercise
Most people only pay attention to the concentric exercise, where you contracted the muscle (lifting the weight), but do negative (when you turn the weight at the initial stage) people usually have a way to drop weight, or because the load is too high or do not know the importance of the negative part of the exercise. What is the main phase to achieve hypertrophy.
2 - Eat more Fish
That's right, fish contains a large amount of good fat, salmon is one example. You've probably heard of Omega-3. This fat causes the muscle to become more sensitive to insulin, in other words, it facilitates the transport of glycogen and amino acids into muscle.
3 - Increase the sodium intake
That's right. Sodium is a mineral important for muscle growth. However, it is known and has a bad reputation as sodium generates water retention, is the fear of every bodybuilder by competition. The good thing is that the sodium intake helps in the absorption of carbohydrates and amino acids and also makes the muscle more sensitive to insulin.
4 - Cut-off all aerobics
Aerobic exercises are a detriment to gain muscle mass. Aerobics interfere with strength gains, recovery while burning our valuable glycogen and branched chain amino acid in our muscles. Make a choice, stay thin or gain muscle mass, it is impossible to do both at the same time.
5 - Rest
Many beginners make the serious mistake to think that in weight training, more training means more muscle gain, but what happens is the opposite, the more training less gains in muscle. What you have to to do is train regulary in order to train the required days and not give up. Gain muscle mass occurs when we are resting and not when we train, as most beginners think. So, no rest, no gains. Simple as that...