Monday, November 20, 2006

To Build Muscle, Get Smart!

If you want to build more muscle mass, you first have to get smart!

When you learn better, you can do better. When you do better, you get better results.

But there comes a point where if you start to read up and try too many different things, you'll get away from the basic principles of muscle building.

That's why it's dangerous for young kids to pick up a muscle mag written by the pros. The workout routines contained in those magazines ARE NOT written for people just beginning or even people considered advanced.

The workout routines written in most muscle mags you see on the stands were written by pro bodybuilders with above average genetics.

Because of their advanced genetics, they can handle more weight training. Not only that, they also use performance enhancing substances that allow them to train more and recover quicker.

Because they can recover quicker, they are able to build muscle mass at a much faster pace than you and I. And this faster recovery helps them to prevent overtraining.

If you and I overtrained, the chance of building muscle would be much smaller.

So there's a fine line between becoming educated and becoming over educated. You want a working, common sense knowledge.

The more you try and study and learn about building muscle, the less chance you have to actually take action and put that knowledge to use.

Learn what causes muscle to grow and fat to burn off the body. You don't care about advanced workout theory or new designer supplements.

You want basic, applicable knowledge of what must be done to lose fat and gain muscle. The easier something is to understand, the more likely it will be applied and used.

And since most people fail to see results in their routines because they've been misinformed and misled about what it takes, you need to focus more on common sense when it comes to building muscle.

Most people build muscle the same way (same process must be used). Most people burn fat the same way (same processes must be used)

So learn from others, either through books, websites, articles, or personal conversation, what has worked for them.

Be careful who you listen to though, everyone has an opinion on what they feel works. Before listening, make sure that what they're doing:

1. Works - don't take fat loss tips from those overweight or muscle building tips from those with no muscle.

2. Is safe - skip the drugs or latest and greatest supplement or workout routine in order to try to build muscle. They are not needed.

3. Sounds right. If it sounds like common sense, great, but if you're scratching your head, walk away.

4. Make sure it comes from someone qualified to give advice. Have they done fitness contests or are they certified trainers. Listening to the wrong people can get you hurt.

So spend this 30 day period becoming informed and educated about the basics of muscle building. Visit a bookstore and pick up some books on basic weight training, or aerobics, or fat burning, or nutrition and read through and learn some stuff you can apply.

Skip right over anything that sounds "advanced, too good to be true, too confusing, or anything else that's not basic, common sense.

Achieving a great body and fitness levels really comes down to just focusing on a few common sense areas, including diet and exercise! So before looking for the advanced muscle-building tips, make sure you've learned the basics.

If you learn just one new thing about cardio, weight training, or nutrition each week for a year, that's 52 new things you'd learn.

Gaining muscle and losing fat is a process, one that involves education, experience, time, and action.

Start to learn better so that you can start to do better. It’s not what you know that counts. It’s not what you do that counts. It’s what you know AND do that produces results!

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