So you want to gain muscle? Did you know when you gain muscle you are building fuel burners for your body? That’s right. Muscle burns fat and keeps it away. This is where the term “turn fat into muscle” comes from.
Let’s get started. Here are some simple tips.
1. Diet plays a key role in gaining muscle. If your body does not have enough calories, it will not have enough energy to build muscle mass. Your diet also has to consist of the right kinds of foods for your body. For example your car requires Premium fuel, would you put in low octane? No, Especially if it’s a Corvette! Treat your body the same way. You might not think you are a Corvette yet but you will be. Feed yourself whole grain breads, lean lunch meats, fruits, drink smoothies with flax seed, natural peanut butter, milk, eat legumes (beans), veggies. Stop going out to eat. Fast food is very bad for you and very fuel inefficient!
2. Lifting weights is essential to building muscle. Try to do the broadest range of weight lifting activities as possible so you hit all the key areas of the body. You want to have a balanced muscle tone, not unproportionate. While you are starting to lift weight, work your way up to a specific weight and stick with it. To build muscle you want to lift the same amount of weight every time repetitively. If you are looking to build strength then you keep adding weight but that is not what we are trying to do here.
3. Aerobic workouts burn calories and melt the fat away. Try walking and running. These are the simplest things your can do. This will give more definition to your body and reveal muscle that could not see before.