Experts Give Tips on Building Up Muscle Effectively

By: Hanson Habnor

Who do you go to when you want to learn how to solve that super tricky trigonometry question? Of course that would be your highly-esteemed mathematics teacher. So who would you look for if you decide to beef up your scrawny body, pack pounds of rock solid meat and learn how to build up muscle? The answer is rather obvious, I know.

Uh-huh, a bodybuilder of course.

That is what I did when I decided to learn how to build up muscle effectively. I searched for an expert bodybuilder who is good at what he does, grabbed him with a headlock and made him divulge all his secrets on how he manage to get that ripped physique.

Well, the headlock bit is exaggerated, but the point is I managed to discover how to build up muscle from a natural bodybuilder who is also a fitness expert. And in this article I am going to share with you the 6 secret tips that my bodybuilder-cum-personal trainer had willingly revealed, under duress.

How to Build Up Muscle Secret Tip #1: Consume MORE calories than you burn

This is the first stop on your need-to-do list when you are about to embark on your muscle building activity. In fact this is the fundamental law of muscle growth, if you DON'T consume enough calories for the day, you will NOT build muscles.

A good gauge of the number of calories to consume is anywhere from 17 to 20 times your bodyweight. You should also adjust your caloric intake according to your metabolic rate, activity level and your personal goals.

How to Build Up Muscle Secret Tip #2: Eat the RIGHT type of calories

Your main objective is to build lean mass while keeping your body fat gains at a low level, so obviously you should consume the right type of calories from the right type of food sources.

Ideally you should be concerned with the 3 main food sources, which are the High Quality Protein, the High Fiber/Low Glycemic Carbohydrates and the Healthy Unsaturated Fats food groups. These 3 food groups should form the main bulk of your diet regime and be spread evenly over 5 to 7 meals a day.

How to Build Up Muscle Secret Tip #3: Drink MORE water

Everyone knows that water is important to your general well-being. But do you know why more water is extremely critical to your muscle-building efforts? Research has shown that a slight 3-4% decrease in your water intake will lead to a 10-20% decrease in muscle contractions.

Apart from that, a higher intake of water will improve your strength and prevents injuries while working out in the gym. Water acts as a lubricating agent by providing a soft cushion between your joints and connective tissues while you are on a high-intensive training regime.

The next 3 secret tips on how to build up muscles effectively can be found on my blog with the link provided below. At first sight, these tips may seem too common sense for you, however, there are a lot of aspiring muscle-gainers who neglect the basics of muscle-building and seem to waste a lot of time and effort with minimal results.

By understanding and applying these tips to your workout sessions, you will undoubtedly be able to accomplish your muscle-building success in a shorter time than most people who simply 'go through the motion'.

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