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Starting Strong #027 -, Build Muscle For The Summer!
June 11, 2012
It's now solidly into summer and it's beautiful outside! I've been taking my kettlebells outside for training, and sprinting up hills just for fun.
There're some great new articles this month for adding muscle and about the supplement HMB. Check them out, work hard, and remember - do it today. If you don't do whatever it is today, it'll never get done.
“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”~ Lance Armstrong
Table of Contents
2) Exercise to Build Muscle: 6 Lifts I Use When I Want Results
3) Forearm Exercise Equipment: 6 Pieces That Actually Help
4) HMB Supplement Review: Shortcut For Muscle, or Waste of Your Money?
5) Split Squats: Lower-Body Stability, Strength, and Power
6) Why I Use Hindu Squats For Lower Body Power
7) 6 Simple Shoulder Stretches; A How-To Guide
8) 13 Workout Songs That Get My Blood Boiling!
9) SELECT ARTICLE- Eating For Muscle Gain
The best way to build muscle is to use your hormones to build the most muscle mass after each workout. Learn how to naturally get your hormones working for you!
If you want to exercise to build muscle, try these six lifts. I use them when I want to add muscle mass quick.
Here's a list of 6 pieces of forearm exercise equipment that'll actually improve your grip strength - fast! They're cheap and great for many different kinds of hand grip exercise.
Will an HMB supplement actually help you add muscle? Check out this HMB review...
Split squats are an awesome exercise for lower body strength and full body stability. Find out how to do them, get everything you can out of them - and not hurt yourself.
Hindu squats are a great way to build massive lower body strength, as well as stability, balance, and teach yourself lower-to-upper body power transfer. They're a little weird, but they work great!
Want to limber up your shoulder? Here're some simple shoulder and arm stretches to increase your range of motion, but won't hurt you.
Need some motivation for your workout exercises? Check out these fiery songs to get yourself determined the next time you go lifting!
9) Eating For Muscle Gain
Muscle does not just appear! You need to give your body fuel to grow the muscle that you want.
If you're dieting down to lose fat then simply forget about putting on muscle. If you're really out of shape and you have perfect meal timing you might be able to put on muscle and lose fat, but that's rare and difficult.
Simply eat more. This will make it easier for your body to grow that muscle, and you won't go from workout to workout without improvement.
Protein is essential for building muscle. After all, muscle structure is made of protein!
So, eat your protein. Whether it's from yogurt or milk or whey protein shakes, I don't care. And while I'm not that hot on soy (because of its weird phytoestrogens, which wreak havoc on your hormones), you can use that too if you're a vegetarian.
Carbohydrates are helpful for growing body tissue, whether that tissue is fat or muscle. So, be sure to eat some tasty, sugary carbs!
I like to get my carbs from vegetables, fruits, and the occasional pastry. It's always fun to add something sweet to your food.
Carbs do this through the release of insulin. Insulin is primarily released in response to dietary carbohydrates, and triggers tissue growth.
Yes, eat more. But don't binge in crap. If you binge you'll put on muscle, but also a lot of fat.
Keep a balance. If you just eat freely of vegetables, fruits, meat, and dairy you'll probably eat enough to put on that muscle without actually trying to eat a ton.
Eating correctly is vital for putting on muscle. But eating correctly alone will not build muscle. You must workout.
If you lift weights a few times a week, that's plenty. Lift heavy and intensely, eat well, and you'll easily put on that muscle.
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