A Hidden Bodybuilding Secret

By: Jon Cardozo

Building muscle can be an expensive proposition. When it comes to trying to build muscle as quickly and efficiently as possible, there are many things you can spend your money on. In fact, you've probably already tried a number of these things. Most bodybuilders and weightlifters will not hesitate to spend a great deal of money on the latest supplement fads. They may also spend a considerable amount on their gym memberships or exercise equipment. Unfortunately, they overlook one of the most useful products when it comes to weightlifting. Are you wondering what this little known bodybuilding secret is?

It's massage. A good deep tissue massage over the entire body can work wonders when it comes to building muscle. When a full body massage isn't possible, even a chair massage can be helpful.

I can probably guess what you're thinking right now. You came here for some serious tips about building muscle, and all I have to talk about is massage? Well, the truth is that you could really benefit if you gave this a try. Now, I'm not saying that massage will magically put muscle on your frame. At least, it can't do that directly. And I'm definitely not saying that it will somehow replace the need for a good weightlifting and diet program. However, when it comes to building muscle, you need as many weapons as possible in your arsenal. Massage should be part of the arsenal because it can help to remove lactic acid from your muscles as well as lengthen your muscles. The effect is similar to stretching.

I hope you can see how important massage can be as part of a muscle building program. It can really help to relieve stress, and it can help prevent injuries by relieving tight muscles. This may not be the biggest thing on your mind right now. You would be wise to try and prevent injuries down the road. Every step you can take such as stretching, massage, and good weightlifting techniques will make injuries less likely. No one wants to think about that at the beginning of a weightlifting program but believe me, it's much better to think about that now. You don't want to end up on the disabled list for several months because of an injury.

The bottom line is that massage should be part of your overall program for building muscle. You don't have to abandon your supplements completely. I'm not saying you have to cancel your gym membership. What you should do, however, is not forget the importance of a good massage to help build muscle.

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