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If your new year resolution for 2021 was to get the body of your dreams, you might find that a few months in your motivation is starting to stall a little. Or maybe, like me, after just a couple days. LOL This is a process that will take several months (at least 6 months at the very least!). If this sounds familiar to you, you may be looking for new ways to get yourself back on track and to get a step closer to the body that you have been dreaming about. How to build muscle mass doesn’t have to be a mystery.
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Creating a muscular body does not happen overnight; it requires time, determination, and a lot of effort. Also a lot of willpower! Taking a targeted approach will maximize your time and effort to ensure everything you do enables you to achieve your goal. Knowing which training methods to use and which supplements to include in your diet can get confusing. Should you use a testosterone booster, and are whey protein shakes essential for training? These are just some of the questions that you may have. Be sure to speak with a doctor or medical professional before starting any exercise regimen.
These tips should help you build your muscle mass and become the proud owner of your dream body:
Eating protein is an essential part of building muscle mass. Protein helps encourage muscle growth which is vital when you want to bulk up. Some people choose to use whey protein shakes to supplement their protein intake. You could use these, but eating protein in your diet is beneficial, such as eggs, dairy, meat, poultry, and fish. Including one of these forms of protein in every meal will help you build your muscle mass.
Eat Frequent Small Meals
If you are used to feasting on breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you may want to change your eating routine a little to improve your muscle mass and make it easier for you to get the correct nutrition levels throughout the day. Changing your routine to include six small meals per day will ensure that you are regularly eating and will keep hunger at bay while you train.
Research shows that training twice per week is an effective way to build muscle mass. Training your major muscle groups twice per week should help you to develop your muscle mass efficiently. Hitting the gym more frequently may not allow you to achieve better results, so you may find it more beneficial to stick with two sessions each week, which should also be easier to fit around other commitments.
Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard
While it may be tempting to live at the gym and spend every waking hour lifting weights, this will not help you build more muscle mass. Training too much could have the opposite effect that you had hoped to achieve. Pushing yourself too hard, could cause you an injury and time away from your training to recover. It is much better to stick with training two or three times per week and gradually build your muscle mass than to do too much too soon and need to take months off to recover. By pacing yourself and training at a steady rate, you should soon start to see some impressive results from your hard work.
These are just some of the ways to help build muscle mass. Speak with a professional trainer and your doctor before starting this journey as it will help you determine your route in what to do and address any health concerns.
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