A lot of people tend to think that when it comes to body building you need a PhD in order to understand how to perfect your muscle growth. This can not be further from the truth and such theories stem from mere ignorance. All you need to succeed in muscle building is plenty of concentration and focus. A lot of people fail to make it in body building because they are not focused enough. If you expect to succeed in body building and yet you have not set apparent goals which you need to achieve by the end of your training then you are only setting yourself for failure.
For you to succeed in body building you need to find a very valid reason as to why you want to change your body physique. Without the proper reason to start body building then am afraid all your efforts will not yield any fruits. One of the reasons could be maybe you want to boost your health, build huge muscles or simply want to look great in terms of your body physique. Another reason why you could start body building is that maybe you want to slow down your aging process.
The true mark of a successful body builder is whether he has been able to attain an increase in mass and the only way to do this is by observing the following;
1. Avoid Aerobics At All Cost
Not only does aerobics use up calories but it also leads to the loss of branched chain amino acids and essential glycogen in the body. When this happens you will experience loss of strength which in turn will make you unable to do heavy power lifting which is also another key ingredient necessary for gaining more mass.
Aerobics should therefore be done by those people whose main goal is to lose weight. This is because aerobics are very efficient when it comes to burning calories. However since they lead to the burning up of calories if your goal is to put on more mass then aerobics is not for you.
2. Train Intensely
If you have never heard of the saying no pain no gain well do not worry yourself there is a first time for everything. In order to increase your body mass you need to do some intense training. Intense lifting is the only method which is effective when it comes to ensuring that you achieve great muscle damage.
After achieving muscle damage through intense training you need to couple theses with proper rest between workouts. A body builder also needs to get adequate sleep of about eight hours.
Of all nutrients that a body builder needs proteins are the most important. This is because proteins are the building blocks of muscles. When the muscle tissues are being repaired they need proteins to facilitate this process.
You should also blend carbohydrates in your diet so that you get enough energy needed to do intense training. Calories are the source of fuel for the body and carbohydrates contain plenty of them.