So, you want to get yourself a great physique. Where do you start? What do you do? If you don’t have a set routine or strategy, your efforts may not yield you results. It is, therefore, crucial to be careful about your activities and the exercises that you must perform. Straining your muscles may do you harm, to ensure that you choose your routine wisely. It is important to note that the best results are achieved only through constant perseverance and gradual effort, and in this case, it is no different. You need to be patient and dedicated in order to achieve what you signed up for. We bring you a list of things you could try out:
- A Diet Plan
Get your diet plan sorted out. A balanced diet might be the best for regular intake, but when you’re working on your muscles, you’ll need more. Focus mainly on proteins and remember to keep your distance from artificial drinks that promise to build your muscles. Take plenty of fruits and try not to cheat on your diet plan. You must also remember to avoid junk food at all costs. Once you follow a fixed diet (which could be prescribed by a trainer or dietician), your body should be ready for exercise, which is the next most important thing after eating healthy for building muscle.
- Weight Training
Yes. Weights matter. Try various exercises with weights, increasing the load gradually as you train. Here’s a tip – training with the guidance of a certified trainer generally yields the best results. Exercises such as the deadlift (lifting), overhead press and squats with weights are useful muscle boosters. Weighted hip thrusts (generally with the use of medicine balls or slab weights) strengthen your abdominal area. Finish off in style with a set of kettlebell swings. These work on your core.
- Avoiding Heavy Duty
This is really important. DO NOT strain yourself. If your muscles develop a fatigue and are too tired for exercise, you’re doing yourself more harm than good. You could keep a training partner to keep you in check so that you don’t cross the limit for your exercise. Heavy duty exercises may also ruin your posture and weaken your bones. It is a false belief that heavy exercise will have more effect on your muscles. Only gradual exercise is useful. Note this when you train.
- Set Training
Perhaps the most complete way to workout is through set training. Your set should cover a full body exercise, which covers important regions like your core, thighs, arms, and chest. Set training also ensures that you follow a fixed routine, thus your progress is constant. You can ask your trainer to chalk out a plan for you. Most professional bodybuilders and trainees follow a plan which involves a particular type of exercise, followed by a short break, before resuming with another type of activity.
- Organic Supplements
We would never recommend that you take chemical supplements for muscle development. However, it is always a good idea to look for organic supplements, like juices, for example, that not only build your muscular framework but are healthy too! Approach a dietician or a nutritionist who could give you some idea about the most suitable supplements for your diet, based on your level of training.
If you have taken an initiative to develop your physique, we commend you for your decision. You can begin right now: grab a sipper, get into those gym shorts and plan out a unique strategy that suits you best. You can keep a role model as inspiration, lest you should lose interest. We know it’ll definitely not be easy, but it’s the motivation that will make a difference. While choosing your trainer, remember to explain your requirements and give them relevant information about your routine. In order to successfully shape your figure, you will need to struggle quite a lot, but the results will definitely be worth the effort. We wish you good luck!