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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.
Later than planned, but just finished my upper-body workout.
Later than planned, but just finished my upperbody workout.
Soo... heavy leg session yesterday...
starting my workout routine today
has anyone tried the seven minute workout? I have three kids, one of whom is a toddler and one of my biggest excuses for not doing any toning is that I don’t have time, equipment or (subsequently) motivation. I tried this for the first time this week and I just completed day three. I’ve been doi...
Day 2 of 30 day shred done. Eating better today too.
Was able to do jumping jacks most of the way through. Only modified 1 time. Did pushups first time and second w a few breaks. Lunges and bicep curls were rough. Did better on side lunges.
Day 1: 30 day shred program
I fobbed. 5.2 miles. I took a different trail. Anyway, this is significant because the pace used to be my RUN pace. Today, I WALKED that pace! Through the woods! Up and down hills! And it’s also been probably a year since I have gone through that trail and I kept dreading it because it was SO diff...
beautiful 6-7 mike hike at Pocahontas today! Trying to get it in before the temp drops and we get more snow!
One day at a time
2.4 lbs from goal weight!!!!
This time last year, I was wearing XXL and XXXL tops. Now, I am wearing XL with this new shirt of mine being a Large. A Large!!! I can’t even believe it.
ok, all of the holidays are over. I went for a run. Unfortunately I had to take the 34lb two year old with me and push him in the stroller. Needless to say, it felt like I gained all my weight back and tried running at my newer pace. Feeling a little defeated, but at least I went!