Do you want to build muscles and get a more toned body but do not know how to go about it? It is fact that there are so many techniques, programs, meal plans and supplements, not to mention trainers each with their own version of what is best for muscle building. Below are a few tried and true building muscle tips from some of the world’s best bodybuilders.
1. Ronnie Coleman’s secret tip is to stimulate the muscle instead of annihilating it. Have you almost given up on your muscle building dreams because you feel like you are putting so much effort at the gym and yet there are no visible results? It could be that you are over-training your muscles. This leads to stunted growth instead of positive growth.
Coleman suggests that you limit the number of reps and sets per exercise that you do as this will help stimulate specific muscles, thus increasing their potential for growth.
2. Lee Priest’s secret is to use heavy basic exercises to build big muscles. A repeated number of exercises such as leg curls and squats with small dumbbells will only have you stuck at the same weight forever. Priest suggests doing such basic exercises, but with heavier weights instead and fewer reps.
The best muscle building exercises, when combined with heavy weights, that will produce the best results include bench presses, deadlifts, shoulder presses, squats and bent over rows. For more info on these compound movements I highly recommend that you check out the Adonis Golden Ratio program as it’s simply the best training on the market today.
3. Dave Draper suggests eating like a bodybuilder in order to look like one. It is a very simple concept that not a lot of trainees seem to get. You cannot eat fewer calories than you burn up as this will not only ensure you never build muscle, but that you will be losing weight in the process! The exact opposite of what you want. Draper’s secret tip is to eat food that contains high amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Protein is the essential building block of muscles and is necessary for optimum muscle growth. Carbohydrates are needed to raise the blood sugar levels in order to provide the body with energy that will be used during training. Fats provide warmth to the body and also lubricate the joints. Vitamins A, D and E are also stored in fats.
Congratulations if you have already been incorporating some of these secret tips into your training. If not, use them to begin to truly see yourself building muscles.