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You're off to a good start and you've got a goal - to build more muscle.
Firstly, let's cover off the hard and fast rules of muscle building to get rid of common misconceptions and set expectations early;
Now that we're on the same page, here are our four simple steps to building muscle.
Your diet is the single most important factor when it comes to your health and body composition. There are two main diet goals for building muscle;
A good place for beginners to start is to track your current diet with a food journal to help you understand and control your food intake.
Now that your diet is in check, exercise is your tool to prompt the body to build more muscle. The most effective way to build muscle is with weight training and we recommend starting out with a reputable program designed for beginners. Most beginner routines propose training 2-3 times per week, with low repetition sets of compound exercises and adding weight each week as you get stronger.
You’re eating right and training like a beast, now it’s time for the third part of the equation - rest and recovery. If you neglect this component you won’t make the gains you could have and you put yourself at risk of burning out.
Change happens slowly and incrementally and it can be difficult to miss. Capture your progress using the Fitstream health and fitness journal to stay motivated and see just how far you’ve come.
We believe in tracking metrics that really matter and reflect how your body is actually changing. With Fitstream you can record body measurements, take before and after photos, and write journal entries to document those personal experiments and discover just what works for you.
Starting with my first week at 257. Carb depleting this first week.
4 weeks into changing my habits and working out. Can see my improvements now started at 150lbs steady to holding a solid 166LBS
Working out every night for 1.5 hrs doing fully body as much as possible between using a machine and free weights
Wooo, I'm beat. Still recovering apparently. Happy note though, workout complete, and the routine I've been missing a bunch.
Warm Up: 10 squat benders, 20 rowers, 10 pullups, 20 prone rows, 20 push-ups, 10 body twists, 40 half jacks.
Front Squat: 5x5 85 lbs
Shoulder Press: 5x5 95 lbs...
The booty gains are happening!!
Been a bit since my last post, sadly fell to the stomach flu. My son was so kind to share it. So it was a stretch of rest where I did little more then go for some walks.
Today though I got back into stride, maybe even pushed a little to hard. 2 mile run on the treadmill at 8.5mph pace, 14:08 total...
I cannot stand to look at my self. I've lost my confidence, my drive and my determination to reach my goals. I am disgusted with the way my body looks. Over the past 2 years I have put on 40 lbs. I would say no more than 30% of that is muscle. What good is having muscle if all you see if the fat. I ...
So happy right now. One more pound gone. I've been loosing slowly for the most part. But each time I loose I'm able to maintain it. I'm not yoyoing like I've done in the past. Sence December 1st I've lost 15 pounds. Here's to loosing more and staying postive. :)