When you want to gain muscles and you start going to the gym working out, it is good if you know what type of muscle growth you want to get. Do you want to build toned muscles or is your aim to gain big muscles? The way you work out determines to a great deal how your body will look.
To gain big muscles there are a few things to bear in mind while doing your workout and that will give you the results you are looking for much faster that you were expecting.
First of all, you want to make sure that you spend no more than at the most 45 minutes at the gym. This is the maximum time that the energy that’s stored in the body will last and after that you only create tiredness in your body and less energy will be left for the muscle repair work that takes place after a workout.
Remember, the building of muscle tissue happens when you are resting, not when you are doing the actual working out.
This is why it is so important to let the trained muscle rest for about 48 hours before you are working it again. Without proper rest between sessions you actually delay the muscle building process.
While at the gym, you want to make sure that you trained the muscle groups intensely. This is how to build big muscles. You do fewer reps and fewer sets but with heavy weights. If you think that choosing a lower weight and in this way being able to do as many reps as you want will make your muscles big – think again.
Different muscle groups require a bit different amounts of reps, but for most of them between 6-10 reps is a good number. When you are doing your last rep, you should not be able to do one more; that is how heavy the weights should be if you want to gain big muscles. You also want to make sure you don’t rest more than one minute between reps for best results.
Another important factor to your working out is to always increase the weights over time. Your body soon adapts to the new conditions and unless you increase the weights your muscles will stay the same. If you follow these few guidelines while working out at the gym, you will see that you muscles can grow big much easier than you’d thought.