Did you know that up to 40% of men are unsatisfied with some aspect of their looks? It’s important to love yourself, and sometimes this comes from making a change in your lifestyle. When you take control of your health and wellbeing, your confidence will manifest physically and mentally.
If you want to start building muscle and getting shredded, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be giving you a simple overview of the process so you can start building the body you want in a healthy way. Read on to learn how to do it!
Nutrition and Diet
Muscle tone and definition are built in the gym. But, muscle growth and fat loss are all achieved in the kitchen.
Have you ever heard the adage, “You can’t outrun your diet”? It’s true!
You can work as hard as you want in the gym, but if you’re binging on fast food regularly you can undo all that hard work. To put it in context, if you run 8 miles you’ll burn about 800 calories in about an hour and a half. You can eat all that back in 20 minutes by eating a fast-food burger, fries, and soda.
If you’re building muscle, you might think that you can eat anything you want, but not all calories are created equal. Too much fat and salt will make you bloated and have you putting on fat in addition to your muscle.
A balanced diet of whole grains, lean protein, and vegetables will do wonders for you. When putting on muscle, you don’t have to be too restrictive, but the more balanced your diet is, the better you’ll feel (and look)!
If eating healthy is a big change for you, you might need a detox and a gut cleanse to help restore your digestive function. To achieve that, we recommend supplementing with GutPro.
Break It Up
If you think your arms are your most aesthetic muscle, you’re likely to fall into the trap of making everyday arm day. Well, if you have chicken legs, the focus will be drawn away from your shredded biceps and onto your scrawny little calves!
For that reason, be sure to work every part of your body. The only exception to this rule is your core. Your core is an endurance muscle, which means you can work it every day without consequence.
Try alternating between upper body and lower body workouts throughout the week. End each workout with 10 minutes of core.
If you’re looking for new exercises, there are tons of videos on YouTube that can give you some inspiration to get you in the gym. Find what works for you, and scrap what doesn’t!
Work Hard and Rest Hard
Your muscles don’t grow when you’re lifting weights. They grow when you’re resting! Resting between sets is what allows your muscles to start recovering. In addition, taking rest days allows your muscles to rebuild and prepare for the next set of lifts.
This means resting appropriately can take your results to the next level. Many gyms have a culture of toughness and a “no days off” mentality. This can be damaging for your body and your mind.
Taking time to rest and reset allows you to rebuild and get hyped for the next session.
Start Getting Shredded Today
With these tips, you have no more excuses. Don’t put it off to tomorrow. Take control of your physical fitness and start building muscle today!
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